What is Rationalism? - Definition & Philosophy


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When did rationalism begin to gain in popularity?

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1. Rationalism is a priori. What does a priori refer to?

2. Which of the following is NOT a way to gain knowledge with rationalism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz questions make it easy to find out what you know about rationalism. They will focus on the origins and philosophy of rationalism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll measure your understanding of:

  • How humans gain knowledge in the rationalist view
  • When this system of thought first became popular
  • A priori

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as a priori and innate ideas
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what famous philosopher was a major proponent of rationalism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the beliefs and origins of rationalism

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this theory of intellectualism by reviewing the lesson titled What is Rationalism? - Definition & Philosophy. This lesson helps you understand things like:

  • Deduction
  • Famous philosophers who were influenced by rationalist ideas
  • The importance of intellect to truth