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Synonyms for idealism

Synonyms for idealism

(philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality

impracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are

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Thus, when we reject the act, which I think we must, we are driven to a theory of memory which is more akin to idealism.
The use of the phrase "pure experience" in both essays points to a lingering influence of idealism.
This combination of idealism and respect for the teachings of experience constitutes in some ways the strength and value of the Politics, but it also makes it harder to follow.
This man, talking soberly and earnestly about the beauties of idealism and the goodness of God, had just betrayed his comrades in a business deal.
Essays explore the interface of theoretical and practical philosophy in the tradition of German Idealism, some of them focusing on the metaphysical and logical underpinning of the large-scale pictures of human agency and mindedness in the tradition.
The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism, second edition
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg's Idealism, STEVEN TESTER
But it draws much of its fire from the unreconciled differences in competing world views of the many fors and contras--a multilateral idealism for the former, a unilateral realism for the latter.
Recognition; German idealism as an ongoing challenge.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The clash between realism and idealism is the oldest classic divergence in international relations theory.
After Immanuel Kant's death in 1804 the philosophical current of Idealism journeyed from Germany (with Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel) to Italy, where it found favour with Benedetto Croce and Giovanni Gentile; but with Gentile's death in 1944 and Croce's in 1952 "ended the era of Italian Philosophy" (vii) according to Brian and Rebecca Copenhaver.
Modern idealism follows no single path, but one may discern a central, enduring pattern.
That is, we hope that your sense of idealism has been recharged as a result of reading the articles included in this special section of the journal.
IN CRITICIZING "IDEALISM," DUECK FAILS TO observe that there are two kinds of idealism: pacifist idealism and democratic idealism.
More than many medical specialties, the endeavor called primary care can be infused with idealism or alienation.