An idealist focuses on things as they should be, whereas a realist focuses on things as they are. While an idealist is not satisfied until he sees reality achieve its optimal state, a realist is content with the most app... More »

Philosophical definitions of truth fall into several categories, including rationalist, idealist, monotheistic and nihilistic. Some philosophers define truth as anything that is descriptive or expressive of the nature of... More »

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Being human can mean many things, and it varies from person to person, but it is often summarized as a response to the human condition or as the condition itself. The human condition involves the problems arising from be... More »

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In philosophy, realism is the belief that reality lies outside of the human mind; it is the focus on things that can be observed as well as things that exist independently of what the human mind believes to be true. An e... More »

Some things to say to a dying person are "I love you" and that it's OK to pass on. A dying person also usually finds comfort in hearing happy stories from his life and enjoys hearing about his positive contributions to t... More »

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God, love, freedom, friendship and happiness are some of the things that people value as the most important things in life. Different religious views and ideologies play a part in determining what things people value the... More »

Plato contends that the good life is lived by fulfilling the natural function that all things possess. Plato believed that any object, animal or man has a natural function. Discovering that function is the first step in ... More »