In Understanding, Idealism And Materialism, It Takes An

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In understanding, Idealism and Materialism, it takes an open mind in reading the writings “The Republic,” “Materialism,” and “Metaphysics” from both Plato and Aristotle. Materialism, your mind is a product and part of the world, idealism the world is a product of and is just in our minds, and metaphysics abstract theory or talk with no basis in reality. I consider Idealism to be the best way to understand reality, than anything else. Think about a chair, what can you do in this chair; sit, touch, and maybe even smell in the wood in the chair. In our brain, we form an image of the ‘chair’ the issue in this is whether we can regard the thing that caused the perceptions as real or not. The chair is made from an idea and is formed in our…show more content…
Brunette, short, and stubby are as well given of her, but in a different way in which human is. Human is spoken of Brianna because it shapes her as a whole, and brunette and other characteristics of Brianna are broken down as being in since you can pick out a feature that is said to be. In his writing, it seems that certain properties belong to the objects in different ways when part of definition from when they are not. I agree that if there is not actual substance that there could be nothing to make an idea of, unlike with Plato who says that you can create and eternal truth to exist in an idea. In Plato’s writing of “Republics” takes a different approach in his arguments about to what he believes to be real. His eternal truths exist in the realm of Ideas, that idealism equals ideas, rather than in what we would call the real, physical world. These truths can exist in your mind, but they cannot be looked upon or seen out in the physical world (such as gravity, Newton wondered how the apple fell from the tree, but couldn’t prove to people that gravity exists); truth does not exist in the world that we can see with our senses. A way of understanding this theory is to fully understand and grasp that it is the opposite of scientific thinking, which idealism is founded on the assumption that the real or natural, physical world is the true world and the only one that we can truly understand. Here 's a good way of

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