Idealism Essay Examples

Metaphysics: objective Realism

In philosophy, a term known as metaphysics, referred to the writings of Aristotle nearly three centuries after his death. Metaphysics is the area of philosophy that attempts to understand the basic nature of all reality, whether it is seen or indistinguishable we try to relate to our existence. It seeks a description so basic that… View Article

Idealism in Realistic Context

Human idealism is a predominant theme in contemporary literature. Movies such as “Superman,” “Star Wars,” “Armageddon,” “Charlie’s Angels,” etc. have impressed the world with their portrayal of ideal human qualities as characters deal with social and personal conflicts of everyday life. The same theme can be found in the stories of Kincaid, Crane and Chabon…. View Article

Idealism & Ivory Towers

“When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter. ” This was a statement which was once made by Logan Persall Smith about idealists. Indeed, he was right in saying so. Idealists are people who are obsessed with perfection, people who spend their lives working towards… View Article

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald condemns his readers to the knowledge that the American dream is not the key to eudemonia but rather the stair way which once started upon leads inescapably to destruction. When we refuse to accept reality, we lose it completely. The notion of the American dream is a primary concern in the novel. Coincidentally Fitzgerald… View Article

Use of magic realism within Tim Winton’s “Cloudstreet”

Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet is a novel that fits into many genres, including that of family saga, gothic and magic realism. Although we can see evidence of all these in the text, it is the conventions of magic realism which work well in the creation of meaning and the formation of parallels between the society depicted… View Article

Idealism vs Realism in International Relations

The international relations schools of thought known as Realism and Idealism identify specific and similar characteristics of actors in the conceptual development of their theories. While many of these characteristics can be generalized as being synonymous between the two theories, both theories make a separate distinction in what specifically constitutes an actor. In Realism, the… View Article

The Novice Critical Analysis

Is it socially acceptable behaviour for people to dedicate their lives to an object? Sure, one might say. People have passions and hobbies; these “objects” are worked hard for and should be enjoyed. Although most would say that this type of behaviour is not how normal people should live and that life’s fruition lies in… View Article