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For we, as progressives, need to uphold the values of pluralism, rationalism, skepticism, women's rights, and individual liberty and oppose ideologies and movements whose foundations rest on theocracy, obscurantism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, and nostalgia for a lost empire.
For McGuinness, rationalism quickly becomes economic rationalism.
Rationalism is the view that reason is our only reliable guide to knowledge.
Moral Rationalism without Overridingness, ALFRED ARCHER
His topics include the Qur'anic background of rationalism in early Islam, the encounter of Islamic rationalism with Greek culture, the autonomy of philosophy in Islam, the assimilation of Islamic philosophical thought and dissociation in the Latin Middle Ages, and the manifestation of Islamic thought in an intertwined world.
Clearly inflected by the more profound nuances of Japanese tradition, Pawson's spirit of sensuous rationalism meets such pragmatic challenges head on.
Genzken is eminently capable of upholding elements of modernist rationalism while allowing it to be partly sullied by the intrusion of the outside world.
So I find myself in accord with his warning against excess rationalism in regard to apocalyptic.
Particularly fascinating is her treatment of Chaos, where Milton's materialism, seventeenth-century rationalism, and postmodernism are combined in a way that seems both inevitable and illuminating, demonstrating Milton's embrace of the "ambiguously positive potential of indeterminacy" (196).
He warned against analysis of the Scripture based on "sterile rationalism or cultural pressures.
The political implications of globalisation and its ideological handmaiden, economic rationalism, are profound.
Despite observations on the diversity of social groups and the real sophistication of some of the theoretical reflections on the meaning of class, the analysis frequently reverts to what is in effect a much cruder Marxist account of a bourgeoisie that rose to power following the Revolution of 1789 and consolidated its position under the July Monarchy; this bourgeoisie (at least in some parts of the account) shares a single and univocal set of values derived from Enlightenment rationalism and universalism.