Sacramentum Mundi Online

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A. General Notions

In philosophy, idealism is the general term for the speculative position which may be described as follows:

1. When considering the similarities and diversities, the identities and the differences of which reality is composed, its intention is always directed to the universal, to what is common in the manifold individuals. It looks to the dominant factor which embraces the many and subsumes them into the whole …

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Alois Haider, “Idealism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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