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Rationalism

A movement which gathered momentum during the age if reason in the 17th Cent.
- Knowledge is based on the use of reason or logic
- Mathematics is the paradigm of Knowledge
- Experience is second-class knowledge

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Romanticism

An artistic movement that validated intense emotion - especially that which is experienced by

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Weltanshauung

(German) 'World-view'; a distinctive even unique, set of presuppositions that structure how a people understands and engages emotionally with the world.

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Vitalism

The theory that living organisms derive their characteristic properties from a universal 'life-force'; vitalism implies an emphasis upon instinct and impulse rather than intellect and reason.

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Charisma

Charm or personal power; the ability to inspire loyalty, emotional dependence or even devotion in others.

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Aryanism

The belief that the German Aryans, or German people, are a 'master race', destined for world domination

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Autarky

Economic self-sufficiency, brought about either through expansionism aimed at securing markets and sources of raw materials or by withdrawal from the international economy