Idealism

[New Entry by Paul Guyer and Rolf-Peter Horstmann on August 30, 2015.] This entry discusses philosophical idealism as a movement chiefly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, although
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[New Entry by Paul Guyer and Rolf-Peter Horstmann on August 30, 2015.] This entry discusses philosophical idealism as a movement chiefly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, although anticipated by certain aspects of seventeenth century philosophy. It examines the relationship between epistemological idealism (the view that the contents of human knowledge are ineluctably determined by the structure of human thought) and ontological idealism (the view that epistemological idealism delivers truth because reality itself is a form of thought and human thought participates in it). After discussing precursors, the entry focuses on the eighteenth-century...

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