Idealism is ideal in life


ideal adj. ‘just thought, exemplary, exemplary’. Since the 17th century the ideal, from the late Latin ideālis' corresponding to the archetype '(5th century), derived from the Latin idea (see ↗Idea), has been used as the first link in compositions, see ideal form' exemplary form '(17th century, according to the late Latin forma ideālis), ideal image, ideal beauty (18th century). Around 1800 ideal also occurs as an independent adj. With the meaning exemplary, exemplary ’. Spätlat.ideālis received in the scholarly language of the 14th century. (Ockham) the meaning ‘only existent spiritually, notionally’, in German since the 1st half of the 18th century. rendered by ideal ‘only thought, mentally imagined’. Next to it is also idealic adj. (After the middle of the 18th century), which is also based on ideālis. with ideal in both uses and in use until the 19th century. In the 19th century, ideal ‘exemplary, exemplary’ prevails over ideal, while ideal, ideal in the sense of only thought, mentally imagined ’is replaced by ideal (see d.). Ideal n. ‘Concept of perfection, pattern, model’ (18th century, already a buzzword according to Wieland in 1775). idealize vb ‘Sth. Seeing more perfectly than it is in reality ’(18th century), formed into an ideal. Idealism m. Philosophical basic direction, which, in contrast to materialism, attaches consciousness to matter as primary and determining (18th century), in M. Mendelssohn's ‘doctrine according to which the outside world only exists in consciousness’; also ‘enthusiasm ready to make sacrifices’ (19th century). Idealist m. ‘Followers of idealism, who follows ideals’ (18th century). idealistic adj. ‘concerning idealism, striving for the realization of ideals’ (19th century).