Rationalism Quotes (4 quotes)
As modern physics started with the Newtonian revolution, so modern philosophy starts with what one might call the Cartesian Catastrophe. The catastrophe consisted in the splitting up of the world into the realms of matter and mind, and the identification of mind with conscious thinking. The result of this identification was the shallow rationalism of lesprit Cartesien, and an impoverishment of psychology which it took three centuries to remedy even in part.
Evolution is either an innocent scientific description of how certain earthly things came about; or, if it is anything more than this, it is an attack upon thought itself. If evolution destroys anything, it does not destroy religion but rationalism.
I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you don't have to waste your time in either attacking or defending.
Scientific rationalism is the crowning glory of the human spirit.