Essay on : ‘Ideals are an illusion; we can only experience what is real.

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(b) ‘Ideals are an illusion; we can only experience what is real.’ Discuss. [10]

It can be argued that ideals are illusion because reality is the only thing that is real for us as we physically experience it. Aristotle was a philosopher who argued with this because valued empirical evidence thus reality is very important rather than ideals.

Secondly, reality is the only thing we can know is true for sure because we know of nothing else. This emphasises the fact that ideals are an illusion because everyone knows that nothing is perfect so usually we settle for less than perfect.

Thirdly, ideals are subjective thus can be classed as an illusion if one was to argue that everyone has

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Stuart Little

Everything is illusion....

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