Ideal vs. Ideas

By Jaxson

  • Ideas

    In philosophy, ideas are usually construed as mental representational images of some object. Ideas can also be abstract concepts that do not present as mental images. Many philosophers have considered ideas to be a fundamental ontological category of being. The capacity to create and understand the meaning of ideas is considered to be an essential and defining feature of human beings. In a popular sense, an idea arises in a reflexive, spontaneous manner, even without thinking or serious reflection, for example, when we talk about the idea of a person or a place. A new or original idea can often lead to innovation..

  • Ideas (noun)

    plural of idea

  • Ideal (adjective)

    satisfying one’s conception of what is perfect; most suitable

    “this is an ideal opportunity to save money”

    “the swimming pool is ideal for a quick dip”

  • Ideal (adjective)

    existing only in the imagination; desirable or perfect but not likely to become a reality

    “in an ideal world, we might have made a different decision”

  • Ideal (adjective)

    representing an abstract or hypothetical optimum

    “mathematical modelling can determine theoretically ideal conditions”

  • Ideal (noun)

    a person or thing regarded as perfect

    “you’re my ideal of how a man should be”

  • Ideal (noun)

    a standard or principle to be aimed at

    “tolerance and freedom, the liberal ideals”

Oxford Dictionary

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