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Schepers's insistence on "strong" rationalism contrasts with the "soft" rationalism defended by Marcelo Dascal and a few others, not least at a memorable conference that took place in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in 2005, entitled "Leibniz: What Kind of Rationalist?
The normative argument, which receives less attention in this article, (12) concerns what became of rationalism, historicism, and popular will under the Great Alliance, and why we might wish to loosen its grip in the name of a better alliance between reason, history, and will in law and legal thought.
In Oakeshott's original usage rationalism is a "fashion," while tradition is a residual category, a matrix from which rationalism has emerged but can never really escape.
If there is a weakness to this book it is that although Bennett's claims are intellectually rich, his argument tends to rely on rather limited sampling--both in the scope of the book, by only addressing four works; and in the chapters, which address a few select moments rather than examining the tensions between empiricism and rationalism more comprehensively.
Obviously, if Oakeshott is wrong about rationalism, then they are sensible to ignore him.
Look's essay, "Grounding the Principle of Sufficient Reason: Leibnizian Rationalism and the Humean Challenge"--the closing paper in the volume--is so crucial to this collection.
What I shall call the 'true rationalism' is the rationalism of Socrates.
Replying to a set of questions, Mr Karunanidhi disputed her charge that contrary to the decisions taken at the BAC, the Question Hour was introduced to avoid the Interim budget being presented at the inauscpious ''Rahu Kalam'' and it was an example of his rationalism.
Weak rationalism about the modal results from the combination of the following theses.
The challenge for Christians today is to faithfully appropriate biblical revelation in a genuinely Christ-like way marked by forbearance and civility without falling into the snare of Enlightenment rationalism.
However, Rashkover shows that Cohen's having remained wedded to rationalism led him into a thicket of problems when it came to thinking through sin and forgiveness.
In "Cudjoe Fresh from the Lecture" (1912), a narrator who carries the name of the legendary Maroon rebel leader follows Darwinian theory to its logical end, ascertaining that no mystical laws of inherited supremacy govern, and concludes that western scientific rationalism would enjoin blacks to overthrow white Christian domination.