from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An adherent of one of the forms of intellectualism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who overrates the importance of the understanding.
- n. One who accepts the doctrine of intellectualism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who intellectualizes; a devotee of the intellect or understanding; one who believes or holds that all knowledge is derived from pure reason.
We may note at once, however, that it is not an 'intellectualist' ideal.
The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield
Boys who have been brought up in an "intellectualist" atmosphere, and those alone, are sent there; and even if there were no schools to which they could be sent, home influence would turn them out intellectualists still.
'intellectualist' fallacy which is illustrated by my quotation from
'intellectualist' assumption, 'that every human action is the result of an intellectual process, by which a man first thinks of some end which he desires, and then calculates the means by which that end can be attained' (p. 21).
"intellectualist" claim that puts too much emphasis on knowledge versus ignorance, while neglecting the role of passions, and, more importantly, the fact that reason itself can have a corrupt goal.
It sounded a little dry for my liking — I was kind of imagining the sort of intellectualist discourse that made the Mundane SF movement sound awfully stuffy, with their pshawing at pulp “follies”.
In our time, some religious folks have chosen a distinctly anti-intellectualist route.
They may well expect those critics and academics to not "get it", because they recognise all too well the ivory towers are full to the rafters with intellectualist horseshit.
Your missing term is “intellectualist”, by the way.
In an intellectualist recidivist mode, this entry will outline his investigations in physics and astronomy and exhibit, in a new way, how these all cohered in a unified inquiry.