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    The Idealism of Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut was greatly influenced by his involvement in World War II. His entanglement with the Dresden bombing had an unequivocal effect upon his mentality, and the horrid experience propelled the liberal anti-war assertions that dominate many of his novels. Throughout his life, his idealistic nature has perceptibly undulated, and five representative novels illustrate the forceful progression and gradual declivity of his liberal views

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    Idealism and Its Struggles to Exist

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    Idealism is difficult to practice in an everyday setting; it is especially hard in a political sense. This paper will discuss several aspects of idealism and its struggles to exist. Introduction Idealism is the attitude of a person who believes that it is possible to live according to very high standards of behavior [Def. 1]. (n.d.). What does that mean exactly? Idealism is the belief of perfection, living by standards or ideals. Idealists believe that the world is a perfect place and that life is

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    Educational Philosophy and Idealism

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    educational philosophy and idealism is. To begin education philosophy may be defined as, “general philosophy being applied to education as a specific area of human endeavor.” (Knight, 2006) Moreover, idealism may be classified as the philosophical theory that maintains that the ultimate nature of reality is based on mind or ideas. It holds that the so-called external or "real world" is inseparable from mind, consciousness, or perception. A simpler way of stating it is that Idealism believes in refined wisdom

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    The philosopher Hegel is an idealist, while Marx is a materialist. Hegel came from the German Idealism period and revolutionized Europe with his idealistic ideas, which were highly criticized by his counterpart Marx. Hegel however, did have a lot of people who admired his work and followed in his theory of idealism. Marx was also very influential in his theory of historical materialism. Marx materialist ideas were developed out of the struggle of the working class to attain a higher status in society

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    Fichte's Subjective Idealism With a dramatic dialectic style, Fichte expounds his subjective idealism which seriously undermines claims of an external world and which ultimately borders on solipsism. Beginning with the question of Free Will, Fichte concludes that there is none before engaging a mysterious Spirit in a philosophical dialogue over the nature of Fichte's knowledge. In the end, Fichte curses the Spirit for revealing the grim truth: "all reality is transformed into a fabulous dream

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    Materialism vs Idealism

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    Materialism vs Idealism History tells us very little of Titus Lucretius Carus, but one can see from reading his work that he has a strong dislike towards religious superstition, which he claims is the root of human fear and in turn the cause of impious acts. Although he does not deny the existence of a god, his work is aimed at proving that the world is not guided or controlled by a divinity. Lucretius asserts that matter exists in the form of atoms, which move around the universe in an

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    Realism and Idealism for the Godfather I will never forget what I felt when I first seen my first mobster movie, I was about 12 years old, it was real late at night and I just could not fall asleep. I was flipping the channels looking for something to watch, and that is when I encountered my first mobster movie. I was intrigued from beginning to end; it was like nothing I had ever seen before. The way they talked so confident and cool to the way they looked so sharp and sophisticated. Although they

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    Borges, the Apologist for Idealism ABSTRACT: In Nueva refutación del tiempo, Borges explicitly interprets both Berkeley and Hume as genuine exponents and "apologists" of idealism. We may not owe Berkeley the discovery of a doctrine which according to Borges is practically as "ancient" and "popular" as metaphysics itself. However, his arguments connote a unique philosophical achievement. Borges himself adheres to these arguments and goes beyond them. He makes Berkeley's doctrine flow into Hume's

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    Bishop George Berkeley is often thought to be the leading proponent of subjective idealism, and is commonly held to have endorsed scepticism about the existence of an external world. George Berkeley’s philosophy of subjective idealism is one that is often argued with both evidence proving and disproving its validity. According to Berkeley, only mind and ideas within the mind exist while matter does not. These ideas were developed off foundations of Empiricism, which emphasizes the role of experience

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    pragmatist that Bolt successfully represents. Thomas More is an idealist as well as a pragmatist, for he is prepared to give up everything for his beliefs and takes all precautions possible to make his case “watertight”. It is through this pragmatism and idealism that Robert Bolt shows the corruption of the times. Thomas More believed in his ideals to such an extent that he was prepared to sacrifice his life for them, if the need arrived. He was a firm believer in the separation of Church and State. When

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