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Idealism
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[German Version]

I. Forms of Idealism – II. German Idealism

The term Idealism is used as a category in classifying philosophical theories and systems. Its opposite is materialism. A philosophical theory is Idealistic if it seeks to defend at least one of the following theses: (1) there are mental processes (Ideas) that are not reducible to material entities; (2) the objects of the physical world exist only in the mode of subjective ideas; (3) the objects of the physical world are accessi…

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Stolzenberg, Jürgen, “Idealism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_10259>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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