What is Irrationalism, Irrationalism?

What is Irrationalism, Irrationalism?

July 2, 2021 Off By Felso

Irrationalism is a philosophical view that considers vision, intuition, love, emotions and instincts as the source of knowledge within the framework of the theory of knowledge. In the metaphysical sense, irrationalism is the name given to the views that accept that the universe has an irrational basis, and therefore the mind cannot reach the reality that lies on the basis of the universe.


Irrationalism is the philosophical doctrine that argues that reason cannot know the truth completely and that knowledge can be obtained by irrational means. Irrationalism focuses on irrational elements both in life and in the process of acquiring knowledge or in the knowledge itself; It is the view that generally regards emotions and instincts as sources of knowledge.

Irrationalism, which sees the reason given priority by the rationalism movement as inadequate and finds rationalism wrong; It is a philosophical approach that argues that the relationship of purpose and means cannot provide healthy explanations in the process of acquiring knowledge and in life itself.

The concept of irrationalism also tells us the general nature of the teachings that deny the human power of knowing. Metaphysics and idealistic philosophy are full of irrational constructs. All religious teachings that substitute faith for reason, great philosophers such as Schopenhauer and Nietzsche who substitute will for reason, and the British historian Toynbee’s argument that historical events are determined and directed by a mysterious power are irrational approaches.

The British historian Toynbee’s argument that the events of history are determined and governed by a mysterious force is an irrational argument.

al. Irrationalismus, Fr. irrationalisme, Eng. irrationalism

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer Yıldırım