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[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism / d. Absolute idealism]

Full Idea

Neither German nor British Idealism reduced reality to episodes in the minds of individuals. Instsead, they insisted that reality is intelligible only because it is a manifestation of a divine spirit or rational principle.

Gist of Idea

German and British idealism is not about individual ideas, but the intelligibility of reality


Hans-Johann Glock (What is Analytic Philosophy? [2008], 5.2)

Book Reference

Glock,Han-Johann: 'What is Analytic Philosophy?' [CUP 2008], p.127

A Reaction

They standardly reject Berkeley. Such Idealism seems either to be the design argument for God's existence, or neo-Stoicism (in its claim that nature is rational). Why not just say that nature seems to be intelligible, and stop there?