- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

A philosophical doctrine that emphasizes reason as the basis for knowledge.

Longer explanation

We humans have an insatiable curiosity about our world. But we don't always agree on the correct ways for discovering and creating knowledge. Only a few hundred years ago, we answered our questions by looking to things like God, scriptures, myths, ...

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