intellectualism


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Intellectualism \In`tel*lec"tu*al*ism\, n.
   1. Intellectual power; intellectuality.
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   2. The doctrine that knowledge is derived from pure reason.
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   3. Preference for activities involving exercise of the
      intellect; sometimes, an excessive emphasis on abstract or
      intellectual matters with deprecation of the value of
      feelings.
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