Idealism and realism

Idealism is more akin to Platonic thinking where a person talks of what nature thought to be and realism is more akin to Aristotelian thinking where a person talks of what nature is felt and seen to be.

Reality is about what truth is. Idealism and realism both could have a claim to reality. Of course, here I see idealism analogous to rationality and realism analogous to empiricity.

Author: Emmanuel R Paulpeter

I am a writer, spiritual director, life coach and a Church Planter who love all things pop culture, theology and spirituality.

2 thoughts on “Idealism and realism”

  1. Idealism – invents idealsRealism – invents realismAny claim to reality, to reality is refusing to see the vast lack of reality!Empiricity is your invention based not even on semi baked empirical !!!


  2. So how ‘real’ is your claim on reality that to make any claim on reality is to be blind to reality?How ‘fully’ empirically baked is your statement statement about invention of empiricity?’Realism’ istelf is an ideal. The point of the matter is that both need to co-exist and compliment each other, the ‘idealism’ and ‘realism’. Realism is about what one feels in ones senses, idealism is about what one intitutively precieves in ones innate nature.


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