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a person inclined to be imaginative or idealistic but impractical

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someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations

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Many contemporary thinkers would argue that the wholly undeniable correlations that obtain between mental life and brain states, insofar as they seem to show that the former depend on the latter, rule out any idealist understanding of their relationship and may be regarded as finally refuting this longstanding position.
It is in this way that present-oriented realist criminology is fused to future-oriented idealist criminology.
As a result of this approach, consideration of the relationship between Christianity and the idealist philosophy that Ward lays out is rather minimalist, touching upon some matters at the end of the text but otherwise remaining agnostic.
Podoksik argues that Oakeshott became influenced by Neo-Kantianism in the 1920s, which led him to abandon the idealist notion of the spiritual unity of experience.
The idealist current holds that human society has the potential to achieve liberty when people work together to form a society in which equality means more than negative liberty, the absolute and protected right to run races against each other to determine winners.
My stock with such idealists has been low thanks to the doomed pounds 14bn Defence Technical College at St Athan, which this newspaper supported.
Keirsey describes this closeness in one of the subtypes of Idealist, (11) who "make outstanding individual therapists who have a unique ability to get in touch with their patients' inner lives" (154).
You may sound realistic, if not cynical, if you oppose the use of American military power to prevent genocide in Darfur, but then you're transformed into an idealist when you back the application of U.
These, she sees as a series of strategies in exposing the follies and dire consequences of the idealist approach to everyday reality.
T]he idealist in him seeks a totally secure voting machine, a totally fraud-proof electoral process.
Mostly, though, we learn of the war, the colonial history of its origins, and the national politics that fueled it, through the lives of Adichie's characters: Olanna, selfless, educated, wealthy, and fresh back home from London; Odenigbo, her idealist academic "revolutionary lover"; their houseboy (servant) Ugwu; Olanna's hard-as-nails twin sister Kainene, and her insecure white British lover.
It has been said that good leaders are ones who are pragmatic and realistic in design and approach, while keeping within sight and talking the language of the visionary or idealist.
American idealist Robert Jordan joins a mountain guerrilla band.
Knowledgeably covering a great array intriguing subjects, God's Revolution introduces the reader to the inspiring love of Christ, a strong Catholic identity, and a profoundly idealist Christian vision.
IDEALIST should return to his best in the Badener-Meile, a race which has cut up disappointingly, attracting only six runners and no foreign challengers, writes David Conolly-Smith.