Another neologism, sorry. It's merely what I aspire to, that's all.
Closest thing in the dictionary may be...
ideologist n. One who treats of ideas; one who theorizes or idealizes; one versed in the science of ideas, or who advocates the doctrines of ideology....for which I am not qualified.
Whereas I much enjoy theorizing and idealizing, and I may be a bit versed in the science of ideas, I do not go around advocating "doctrines of ideology." That means surrendering to a tyranny called belief.An idea is one thing, belief is quite another. Once belief sets in, volition takes a hike. Faced with evidence which contradicts his or her belief, the believer has three choices:
2. Dismiss -- so what, even if the evidence is solid, it is unimportant, irrelevant.
3. Discredit -- never mind all that, the evidence comes from an incompetent source, a liar.
The first two choices logically trump the third...
By definition, an idealoger
steers his or her thought-life toward ideas and away
from beliefs (see dyskeptia).
There's plenty of volition in that. Too bad
there is not a word to describe it.