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Written by Giovanni Gentile

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From the Article: By idealism on the other hand we mean that higher point of view from which we discover the impossibility of conceiving a reality which is not the reality of thought itself. For it reality is not the idea as a mere object of the mind, which therefore can exist outside of the mind, and must exist there in order that the mind may eventually have the means of thinking it. Reality is this very thought itself by which we think all things, and which surely must be something if by means of it we want somehow to affirm any reality whatsoever

GENTILE, Giovanni. The Reform of Education , translated by Dino Bigongiari, 63–84. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1922.

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