Noun(1) (philosophy(2) impracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are(3) elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued
(1) I think we can also say that today (even more so than in our youth) idealism is with those who serve, rather than bash, their country.(2) So amid all of these battles that happen in the film and all the violence that's going on, there's this really terrific story of virtue and idealism and the pursuit of what is right.(3) Kant's transcendental idealism should not be confused with subjective idealism which makes the physical dependent on the mental.(4) My desire to continue my career in the Marines was bumping up against my political idealism and I was unsure of what to do.(5) In the 1900's, a new political idealism took hold of Russia.(6) the idealism of youth(7) There were others who, in perhaps the first act of political idealism in their lives, renounced MAD in protest over its editor's departure.(8) And that is idealism : a belief that good can triumph over bad, that principle can defeat expediency.(9) He posited that Durer's work represents a synthesis of naturalism and idealism that offers an example to contemporary artists.(10) No significant distinction would then remain between Kant's position (that we can have knowledge of phenomena) and the empirical idealism that he claims to reject.(11) Jacobi's basic thesis is that Fichte's reworking of Kantian transcendental idealism leads to an impoverished egoism which has no knowledge of objects or subjects in themselves.(12) These are said to have been most influential in early nineteenth-century France and Germany and to have had a profound effect on German idealism and on European romanticism in general.(13) Escaping to Italy, she sets her sights on the newly married Robert Windermere, whose wife Meg is about to turn 21 and is still charming with the naivety and idealism of youth.(14) Indeed, those parents of an age to have had to put up with the abuse, ranting, demonstrating, and phony political idealism of the sixties will at last be getting some kind of return from their children.(15) The position Professor Fodor is attacking, which associates reality with true belief, sounds like idealism , not pragmatism.(16) Whether the effect is attributable to idealism or political calculation, some prominent officials appear to have been swayed.
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