Problems with Idealism. Examples of Ideological Bias in Philosophy

Jindřich Karásek

The aim of the essay is to point out the existence of ideological attitudes in philosophy. Several examples demonstrate this kind of attitude adopted in regard of the idealistic philosophies of George Berkeley and Immanuel Kant. However, such an ideological attitude also has consequences for the interpretation of other authors of the philosophical tradition, ones whose position cannot be understood as either purely or ostensibly idealistic.