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[Bxxxv] Although Kant is himself a transcendental idealist (and empirical realist), one of his main concern is to destroy idealism--namely, dogmatic and problematic idealism, both of which rest on (in Kant's view) bogus notion of transcendental realism--by means of the critique of reason. Thus in the Preface to B he writes "criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the schools" (in fact, he argues that the very same transcendental illusions which help motivate idealism also motivate materialism, fatalism, atheism, and moral free-thinking). [A377] "The dogmatic idealist would be one who denies the existence of matter, the skeptical idealist one who doubts its existence, because thinking it to be incapable of proof", while the transcendental idealist adopts empirical realism and judges appearances as empirically real objects according to the criteria "whatever is connected with a perception according to empirical laws, is actual".
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A brand of monism , first forwarded by Berkeley, in which everything is mental, as contrasted to materialism .
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Abbott, Lyman
Abdera
Abelard, Peter
Abelson, Robert
Abernathy, John
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Adams
Adams, Jay E
Adams, Thomas
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Agapistic ethics
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Agnosticism
Albertus Magnus
Albigensians
Albright, Jacob
Alesius, Alexander
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Alexander, Samuel
Alleine, Joseph
Allon, Henry
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Altruistic hedonism
Ambrose
Ambrose, Isaac
Amish
Ammann, Jacob
Anabaptist
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Anderson, James
Anderson, John R.
Andrewes, Lancelot
Angier, John
Animal faith
Anselm
Anthony of Padua
Anthropology
Anthropomorphism
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