Rationalism

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Definition

  • Cognitivism as well as the earlier variants of Constructivism, e.g. sub-schools of thought like Cognitive constructivism adopt a rationalist stance, i.e. that reason is the primary source of knowledge and that reality is constructed rather than discovered
  • Important note: Rationalism also refers to family of philosophers including Descates, Spinoza and Leibniz and of course, there is a connection.