noun. someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes.
- logical positivist
Example sentences of the word rationalist
1. Noun, singular or mass
Some rationalist philosophers emphasis pure reason over other forms of inquiry, while others claim that reason is in fact the only means of achieving truth.
When we give up trying to prove God's existence -- a rationalist attempt that reduces God to an object -- we can then accept the reality of God.