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Why is idealism treated as "right" and realism treated as "wrong"?

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  • Mike W
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    They usually don't speak of idealism as being opposed to realism, it's usually opposed to materialism.  

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A general rule:  when a perspective-word ("real," "idea," etc.) becomes an "-ism," it indicates a movement from freshness or originality to a more codified shtick.

    "Idea" and "real" are similar:  "idea" comes from the PIE "*weid-," "to see;" "real" equals "what one sees" (as valuable, originally).

    Thus ideas are mentative, reals are (originally, "valued") 5-sense data.  Kant first learned ethics, Godliness, from his mother; he then learned 5-sense data (science); thirdly, he emphasized ideation about 5-sense-based ideation.Towards the culmination of his career, Kant returned to his mother's ethics, understanding them to be of God, and interpreted God, Nature, and Man (philosopher) as a tri-unity (in his "Opus Postumum").

    "Epistemological idealism" is a position many "realism" people have, simply due to the Kantian ideation process--which is neurologically intuitively accurate:  i.e., 5-sense data rises up complexifying neuroarchetectonics, thus forming scientific propositions based upon those simpler awarenesses/data processings.  Kant et al. a) build Platonic Dianoia propositions and b) then near-Noetic "transcendental idealisms," which are epistemologically idealist, rather than the "Ideas" of Plato, Plotinus, through to Husserl and Whitehead.

    "Realism" is simply reductionist, claiming atomicity is the basis--equivalent to Kant's 5-sense data.  Where "realism" becomes dogmatic is its claim to know "God is not," "Platonic Noesis is not," "One Mind Soul is not," etc.  Where "Idea" becomes "idealism" is similar to what happens to many religious activities--from being the Light to claiming "Light Is," with no e.g. Husserl able to "teach God to scientists" or Plotinus "able to teach the gods."

    So, illogically reductive materialists critiquing dogmatic hypocritical idealists = realism vs idealism.  Generally, the illogicality and hypocrisy of the two "-isms" are job insurance for academicism, while science and insight continue.

  • Aspen
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Because realism inspires nothing. It encourages settling for the status quo. Idealism gives you goals to strive for; encourages perfection of character. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That really depends on who is doing the traeting. It's not universally true that this is the norm and it's a logical fallacy to use the arguiment of authority when in fact you present insufficient evidencve to back up the claim. EPIC FAIL. Try again.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Post rhis in Philosophy, under Arts and Humanities.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    cause thats the way some people see it

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Most people see it that way because of wishful thinking.

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