Definition of Rosminianism in English:


Pronunciation /rɒzˈmɪnɪənɪz(ə)m/


  • The philosophical system or principles of Rosmini.

    Rosmini's explanation of the objectivity of human knowledge appealed to an ‘intuition’ of the Idea of Being as a necessary condition of all other ideas and judgements. This was regarded as involving a dangerous subjectivism, and in 1887 forty statements from his works were condemned by the Holy Office; this condemnation was rescinded in 2001.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Brownson's Quarterly Review. From Rosminian + -ism.