This rationalizing method of interpretation is known as Euhemerism.
The emphatic theism of his creed, and the rationalizing mysticism of some Oriental thought, may have sometimes led him astray, and given prominence to the less obvious features of Aristotelianism.
Rationalizing that he was upset at past-Deidre like everyone else was, she wanted to stop Wynn before he said something worse.
As intelligent as Annie Quincy was, I still have trouble rationalizing her exit.
Was she rationalizing, or was it merely sound judgment?
Finally, rationalizing that they needed milk, she headed for the grocery store.
But the progress of husbandry, evidenced by the production of larger and better crops with more certainty, is due to that rationalizing of agricultural practices which is the work of modern times.
Denoting them by x, y, so that AB is axis of y and a perpendicular through A the axis of x, and rationalizing (26), we have 2 ax 2 - V 2 Xy 2 - V 2 aAy = o, which represents a hyperbola with vertices at 0 and A.
Old-fashioned in most of his views, he disliked the tendencies alike of the Methodists and other revivalists and of the rationalizing dissenters, yet he had a good word for Priestley and Theophilus Lindsey.
847) became ever more closely bound to orthodox views, the freethinking tendency was thoroughly put down, and to the present day no rationalizing movement has failed to be crushed in the bud.
Maurice, the only historian of note who declines to ascribe a rationalizing tendency to Erigena, obscures the question by the manner in which he states it.
It is under the banner of this protest against rationalizing idealism that Schopenhauer advances.
He modified the legends, not with a view to rationalizing them, but rather to adjust them to popular beliefs.
The Government, however, judged otherwise; and after the first part of his book, On Religion within the Limits of Reason alone, had appeared in the Berlin Journal, the publication of the remainder, which treats in a more rationalizing style of the peculiarities of Christianity, was forbidden.
When you're hungry and someone offers a meal, maybe you start rationalizing the price you're paying and start playing by a different set of rules.
He had an unbounded admiration for Erasmus, with whom he entered into correspondence, and from whom he received a somewhat chilling patronage; whilst the brilliant humanist, Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494), taught him to criticize, in a rationalizing way, the medieval doctrines of Rome.