Definition of Irrational impulse

1. Noun. A strong spontaneous and irrational motivation. "The urge to find out got him into trouble"

Generic synonyms: Irrational Motive
Specialized synonyms: Compulsion, Irresistible Impulse



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Literary usage of Irrational impulse

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1. Medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1858)
"... in an instant the perw- tration of the act—the individual feeling himself drawn on by u irrational impulse which he can neither resist nor control. ..."

2. Constructive Ethics, a Review of Modern Moral Philosophy in Its Three Stages by William Leonard Courtney (1886)
"Will is only blind irrational impulse ; and blind irrational impulse triumphant in the whole universe means ..."

3. The Dial edited by Francis Fisher Browne (1894)
""Will society continue to obey an " irrational " impulse ? If the sanction of an order cannot be found in human life itself, whence can it originate ? ..."

4. Supernatural Religion: An Inquiry Into the Reality of Divine Revelation by Walter Richard Cassels (1902)
"To deny this because we have not hitherto been able to do so is unreasonable; for, he maintains, it is a mere irrational impulse which expects that which ..."

5. The Fragments of Zeno and Cleanthes by Zeno, Cleanthes (1891)
"... trust Galen's statements, rather on the psychological effects of the irrational impulse upon the soul than on the mental conditions which produce them. ..."

6. A History of Philosophy: With Especial Reference to the Formation and by Wilhelm Windelband (1901)
"... and irrational impulse, and as historical process has for its content the victory of the universal will revealed in reason, over the natur 1 St. Mai-tin ..."

7. The Life of Reason; Or, The Phases of Human Progress by George Santayana (1905)
"... rationality depends on distinguishing the excellent; and that distinction can be made, in the last analysis, only by an irrational impulse. ..."

8. Medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1858)
"... in an instant the perw- tration of the act—the individual feeling himself drawn on by u irrational impulse which he can neither resist nor control. ..."

9. Constructive Ethics, a Review of Modern Moral Philosophy in Its Three Stages by William Leonard Courtney (1886)
"Will is only blind irrational impulse ; and blind irrational impulse triumphant in the whole universe means ..."

10. The Dial edited by Francis Fisher Browne (1894)
""Will society continue to obey an " irrational " impulse ? If the sanction of an order cannot be found in human life itself, whence can it originate ? ..."

11. Supernatural Religion: An Inquiry Into the Reality of Divine Revelation by Walter Richard Cassels (1902)
"To deny this because we have not hitherto been able to do so is unreasonable; for, he maintains, it is a mere irrational impulse which expects that which ..."

12. The Fragments of Zeno and Cleanthes by Zeno, Cleanthes (1891)
"... trust Galen's statements, rather on the psychological effects of the irrational impulse upon the soul than on the mental conditions which produce them. ..."

13. A History of Philosophy: With Especial Reference to the Formation and by Wilhelm Windelband (1901)
"... and irrational impulse, and as historical process has for its content the victory of the universal will revealed in reason, over the natur 1 St. Mai-tin ..."

14. The Life of Reason; Or, The Phases of Human Progress by George Santayana (1905)
"... rationality depends on distinguishing the excellent; and that distinction can be made, in the last analysis, only by an irrational impulse. ..."

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