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1. Meanings of “Idealism”

Idealism in the philosophical sense embraces a range of positions affirming that ultimate reality consists of mind(s), thought(s), or a domain of nonphysical, mental, or spiritual entities. Some idealists hold that minds and their thoughts are all there is, that physical…

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Brown, Robert F., “Idealism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 02 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_I25>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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