What is another word for rationalization?

Pronunciation: [ɹˌaʃənəla͡ɪzˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Rationalization is a commonly used term that refers to the act of providing an explanation for an action or decision that does not accurately reflect the true motivation behind it. However, it can also refer to the process of making something more efficient or logical. Synonyms for the first meaning include justification, excuse, and explanation, while synonyms for the second meaning include optimization, streamlining, and standardization. In general, rationalization can have a negative connotation when it refers to justifying something that may be questionable or unethical, but it can also be a positive way to improve systems and processes.

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    • cognition
      Raison D'etre.

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Usage examples for Rationalization

The recorded mythology and literature of ancient Ireland have, very faithfully for the most part, preserved to us clear pictures of the Tuatha De Danann; so that disregarding some Christian influence in the texts of certain manuscripts, much rationalization, and a good deal of poetical colouring and romantic imagination in the pictures, we can easily describe the People of the Goddess Dana as they appeared in pagan days, when they were more frequently seen by mortals than now.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz
Awareness gives rise to reason, reason gives rise to rationalization.
"Eight Keys to Eden"
Mark Irvin Clifton
You can become entangled with rationalization so easily when you want the facts to fit a particular theory.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis"
Melvin Powers

Famous quotes with Rationalization

  • The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world.
    Max Weber
  • In US we had our share of civil conflicts driven by economic forces. The European immigrants brought slaves from Africa to use them as cheap labor for farming their lands. The color of the skin is only a rationalization for the continuation of the slavery system. All the segregation and discrimination rules against the blacks at that time were made to preserve the existing economic system and the interest of its beneficiaries. Though the American civil war was attributed to states and civil rights, the driving forces behind the war was the conflict of economic interests.
    Med Jones
  • The human capacity for denial and rationalization is always shocking, but never surprising.
    David Levy
  • One of the paradoxes of our age is the fact that the intellectuals, the politicians, and all the sundry voices that choke like asthma the throat of our communications media, have never gasped and stuttered so loudly about their devotion to the public good, and about the people's will as the supreme criterion of value - and never have they been so grossly indifferent to the people. The reason, obviously, is that collectivist slogans serve as the rationalization for those who intend, not to follow the people, but to rule them.
    Ayn Rand
  • The whole visible world is perhaps nothing more than than the rationalization of a man who wants to find peace for a moment. An attempt to falsify the actuality of knowledge, to regard knowledge as a goal still to be reached.
    Franz Kafka

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