(noun) “[The] belief that modern society should be built around logic and efficiency rather than morality or tradition” (OpenStax College 2012).
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- Plural: rationalizations
- A (noun) rationalist uses rationalization as a frame work to (verb) rationalize decisions.
- Also called: systematization
OpenStax College. 2012. Theoretical Perspectives on Society. Connexions, June 12, 2012. http://cnx.org/content/m42817/1.4/).