Idealism Essays

Metaphysics_ Objective Realism

In philosophy, a term known as metaphysics, referred to the writings of Aristotle nearly three centuries after his death. Metaphysics is the area of philosophy that attempts to understand the basic nature of all reality, whether it is seen or indistinguishable we try to relate to our existence. It seeks a description so basic that it applies to everything, whether divine or human. In short, metaphysics attempts to enlighten what anything must be like in order to be at all….

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Idealism in Realistic Context

Human idealism is a predominant theme in contemporary literature. Movies such as “Superman,” “Star Wars,” “Armageddon,” “Charlie’s Angels,” etc. have impressed the world with their portrayal of ideal human qualities as characters deal with social and personal conflicts of everyday life. The same theme can be found in the stories of Kincaid, Crane and Chabon. The stories titled, “Girl,” “An Episode of War,” and “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,” present the protagonists’ struggle towards idealism in a realistically…

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Idealism & Ivory Towers

“When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter. ” This was a statement which was once made by Logan Persall Smith about idealists. Indeed, he was right in saying so. Idealists are people who are obsessed with perfection, people who spend their lives working towards achieving the standards of excellence which they have drawn for themselves. Now, most often than not, such ideals are being formed without giving due consideration…

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The Novice Critical Analysis

Is it socially acceptable behaviour for people to dedicate their lives to an object? Sure, one might say. People have passions and hobbies; these “objects” are worked hard for and should be enjoyed. Although most would say that this type of behaviour is not how normal people should live and that life’s fruition lies in the hands of social interaction; we can only truly enjoy life in the company of other humans, not objects. Where is the line drawn? Is…

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