The Characteristics Of Rationalism And Assimilation Of Politics To Engineering

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A rational’s approach, to achieve this, would be to have a clear mind like a blank sheet and clear all preconceptions. In this way, the society will be a ‘tabula rasa’ i.e. it starts afresh by clearing the old fallacies, preconceptions and prejudices aspiring to achieve good laws by training and tempering the ‘empty mind’. Since a rationalist’s mind is skeptical his political approach is the “assimilation of politics to engineering.”
Thus, a rationalist would be an engineer who revamps the process from the beginning rather than nurturing and improving the existing process- for example the creation of the language Esperanto that was invented to be an international auxiliary language. Another example of a rationalist approach is evident with the petition for reforms of the United Nations where it’s sought that veto power permanent members of the council hold is undemocratic, therefore, the council’s powers should be abolished or modified.
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Furthermore, rationalist politics is characterized as politics of perfection, which means that any rational answer to a query is a perfect answer. Therefore, from the politics of perfection, the politics of uniformity is also derived as a characteristic of rationalist politics and so any remedy to a political problem must be universal in its application.
Correspondingly, rationalism rests on and gives priority to technical knowledge. Technical knowledge is derived from precise formulation of transcribed guidelines, which guides humans through special skills that they would want to adopt to conduct certain human activities. Such rules expressly state the solutions to problems for e.g. in a statute, cookbook or any mathematical formula. Thus, this “rational conduct is deliberately directed to the achievement of a formulated purpose and is governed solely by that

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