Essays Tagged: "idealist"

This essay is a critical comparison of Adrienne Rich and Patricia Williams, one as an idealist and the other as a realist.

Adrienne Rich and Patricia Williams are two very distinct voices, the former being something of an idealist, and the latter a realist. Adrienne Rich's voice taking idealistic positions on how society ...

(5 pages) 79 0 3.4 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Banned Book Essay "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. This essay is about why The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger was banned from many states.

s an adult. As Holden is learning, there are many depressing things in the world. Holden, being the Idealist that he is, searches to find everything that needs to be changed, but never gives an altern ...

(3 pages) 137 1 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Personal View on Berkley's Theory of Human Knowledge.

is the philosophical system developed by an Irish philosopher George Berkeley (1685-1783). Being an Idealist means that he believes that physical objects - like matter - do not exist independent of th ...

(3 pages) 69 0 3.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

The Genius Of Gandhi. Explains the genius of Gandhi's ideas, actions and principles of non violence through examples of his work in India and his following around the world.

genius will be proven.Part of Gandhi's greatness was that he was an original thinker and ingenious idealist. Gandhi had theories on everything from hygiene and nutrition to education and labor, but h ... rational and original concept of Satyagraha forever installed Gandhi as one of the world's greatest idealists." [Leeds, pg. 24]Mahatma Gandhi not only was a great thinker, but he had the ability to in ...

(4 pages) 168 1 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Why did the ALP lose the election of December 13th 1975 so badly?

Though not an altogether despised leader, by the end of his functional term Whitlam was seen as an idealist, when the country required in that period of economic uncertainty was a realist able to pul ...

(9 pages) 43 1 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The leaders of the Progressives Era

le to take over and to translate reforms into reality. The Progressive-charming and forward-looking idealist, who acts with great enthusiasm and passion, and whose decisionsare followed by great cleve ...

(4 pages) 89 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

What ideas about world peace were behind the formation of the League of Nations, and can they ever hope to be fulfilled?

s' was the impetus for a diversion from the realist approach to relations between states towards an idealist conception, which applies liberal theory to international relations. The League worked towa ... eir feasibility and will show that although realism provides an effective criticism, application of idealist conceptions would provide a mechanism for world peace.The League of Nations Union was compr ...

(7 pages) 85 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

Idealistic essay on philosophy

lasts, but you can only pick one. If I had to choose a philosophical viewpoint I would pick idealist because they are flow of ideas with high moral or intellectual value and style. The main re ... as with high moral or intellectual value and style. The main reason I would set my life on being an idealist is because they have the freedom. This will enable me to have the freedom to do anything th ...

(3 pages) 20 0 1.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Is American foreign policy today dominated by national self-interest or does it have a moral element at its core?

The debate between the realist and idealist schools of international relations is definitely not a unique one to American politics in r ... ign policy objectives. They object to what is often seen by other states as unwanted 'medalling' in idealist approaches to foreign policy, as there are both practical and political difficulties when i ... rnational conditions, which dictate the considerations of a state not their own self-interests. The idealists approach is one that is more 'naturally' adopted by the American belief system in that it ...

(8 pages) 141 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analysis of Keirsey Temperament Sorter

ent Sorter, I found that a great deal of the on-line information and analysis of the group known as Idealists fit the way I perceive myself quite accurately. However, in order to more accurately draw ... ire a second time with a more objective observer, the data once again categorized my temperament as Idealist; yet this time instead of my variant temperament being described as Champion, it was found ...

(2 pages) 57 0 1.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management


y Gatsby and becomes Gatsby's link to daisy, his cousin.Jay Gatsby- the title character. A romantic idealist, he devotes his life to amassing wealth which he believes will win Daisy and fulfill his dr ...

(6 pages) 47 0 3.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald


rception and thus stands opposed to both realism and naturalism.Plato is often considered the first idealist philosopher, chiefly because of his metaphysical doctrine of Forms. Plato considered the un ...

(1 pages) 101 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

"Those who are inspired by an idealism rather than self interest make the biggest impact on History." To what extent does the study of Leon Trotsky support this view?

an revolutionary intelligentsia in New York." By use of the media Trotsky had spread the message of idealist and "utopian" communism.After Lenin, Trotsky was called "the second man of the revolution." ...

(5 pages) 43 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Idealism vs. Realism: Which is More Prevalent in Today's World?

s the belief that rule is possible with soft power; the non-use of force is almost a mandate to the idealists. It is the idealist belief that the spread of democracy around the world is for the greate ... s for the greater good of humanity. When it comes to Foreign Policy and how it relates to Idealism, idealists believe in the constant spread of democracy throughout the world. This is carried out by f ...

(3 pages) 98 0 4.3 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Timeline of worldviews.

ld so dear. The gentleman is basically a secularized adaptation of the doctor. The gentleman was an idealist who didn't have deep foundations or convictions but who also had self-discipline against te ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Hamlet's love

t's plight and anguish. Intertwined throughout are subplots of betrayal and deception. Hamlet is an idealist who separates himself from the corrupt and insincere society of Demark. The meaning of sinc ...

(3 pages) 35 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Transcendentalism / The New England Renaissance

Transcendentalism an idealist philosophical tendency among writers in and around Boston in the mid 19th century. Growing ...

(8 pages) 93 0 3.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Influential Factors Relating to the Achievement Gap

e before that time, and now, more than 200 years later, this testimonial still holds no truth. This idealist concept, I fear, will never become evident in my duration on earth. People are not created ...

(6 pages) 111 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The Time of Gatsby's Life: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

im, and in the end, killed him. He lived only for a cause that caused only his death.Jay Gatsby, an idealist, was tormented by his love for Daisy. He was consumed completely by it. He yearned for the ...

(7 pages) 25 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

World War I

d neutral during the first three years of the war. For example, the President Woodrow Wilson was an idealist. He wanted to keep a non-interventionist military as well as a political policy with a poli ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I