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Unformatted text preview: reality, God is actual. Thus the notion of God is that of the ens realissimum , the most real being, as described by Kant as the ideal of pure reason. An ideal is an individual thing determined or determinable by an idea of reason. Kant held that Plato's forms are ideals, i.e., ideas in God's understanding which are intuited by God, and which are the most perfect of a given kind. It is the archetype of which all things of that kind are copies. On a more mundane level, the Stoic's Wise Man is an ideal of humanity. This ideal can have some moral force, though it is not a real object. Indeed, Kant claimed that attempts to describe an ideal in works of fiction lead to absurdity. Reason has its ideal, which is transcendent, in that the object cannot be found in experience....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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