What is Rationalism. Rationalism is a theory that states knowledge comes through reason, i.e., reason is the source of knowledge and justification. There are three basic claims in rationalism and rationalists must adopt at least one of these three claims.What are some examples of rationalism?
Rationalism: Immanuel Kant, Plato, Rene Descartes, and Aristotle are some examples of prominent rationalists. Empiricism: John Locke, John Stuart Mill, and George Berkeley are some examples of prominent empiricists. Image Courtesy:What are the strengths of rational choice theory?
In conclusion Rational choice theory has strengths; it challenges people’s motivations directly and suggests that certain people have criminal intentions according to situations, and their own understanding. It requires a distance and logic and removes all emotion from the equation.