Conception of the ideal; imagery.
The system or theory that denies the existence of material bodies, and teaches that we have no rational grounds to believe in the reality of anything but ideas and their relations.
A theory of ontology which claims that the physical universe is fundamentally mental in nature and exists as a state or aspect of mind.
A philosophy which posits either: (a) that reality resides in or is constituted by the human mind or (b) that human understanding is limited to perception of external objects. In geography, an idealistic approach accepts that human behavior cannot be described in theoretical terms. Instead, the geographer is concerned with the theories expressed in the actions of the individuals being studied.
a type of monism that claims that reality is entirely mental or spiritual in nature
In general, the doctrine which holds that the being of things is conditioned by their being known; consciousness is constitutive of its objects; the being of sensible things is simply their being sensed, and their true characters are their sensed characters; the world we know is the world of our perceptual content; the mind cannot transcend its own internal, conscious states.
The doctrine that only what is mental (thought, consciousness, perception) exists and that so-called physical manifestations of things are manifestations of mind or thought.
the metaphysical view that the only things that exist are ideas and minds (a material external world does not exist).
We construct our own reality. To study people is to study that construction. Idealism
in metaphysics, the doctrine that ideas, or thought, are the fundamental reality; in ethics, the devotion to moral ideals.
(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
The theory that reality is of the nature of mind or consciousness (non-material). There are many types of idealism, but objective (usu. pantheistic) idealism and subjective (usu. many minds, one Supreme Mind) idealism are the two major categories.
philosophical tradition originating in Plato, which understands the mind, ideas, or spirit as fundamental to reality.
The tendency to represent things as aesthetic sensibility would have them rather than as they are.
The theory or philosophy that regards the mental or ideational as the key to the nature of reality. Diametrically opposed to materialism.
in metaphysics, the view that ideas or thoughts are the chief, organizing reality, as against the views of materialism, which holds that matter is the primary reality of the universe. The most popular and enduring idealistic philosophy is Platonism.
The type of monism that holds that only the spiritual (nonphysical) is real.
the position that maintains that ultimate reality is mental or spiritual in nature
a theory that affirms that the spiritual, mental, and ideal is of central importance in reality. Idealists often hold that reality itself is essentially spiritual or the embodiment of mind or reason.
A lofty sense of heightened reality. An idealized character is one which is shaped by high expectations and seemingly unachievable goals.
The belief that the book of Revelation is not concerned with either past or current events, but depicts spiritual realities, especially the cosmic struggle between God and Satan. Sometimes called the â€œspiritualâ€ interpretation of the book of Revelation.
Idealism (also called the 'Spiritual view') in Christian eschatology is an interpretation of the Book of Revelation that sees all of the imagery of the book as non-literal symbols which are perpetually and cyclically fulfilled in a spiritual sense during the conflict between the Kingdom of God and the forces of Satan throughout the time from the first advent to the Second Coming of Christ.