The theory that nature has no objective existence independent of the minds that perceive it.
Subjective-idealism Sentence Examples
In view of the results of this analysis, Reid's theory (and the theory of Scottish philosophy generally) has been dubbed natural realism or natural dualism, in contrast to theories like subjective idealism and materialism or to the cosmothetic idealism or hypothetical dualism of the majority of philosophers.
(I) He perceived the importance of the universal or conceptual element in knowledge, and thus at a single stroke broke through the hard realism of ordinary common sense, disproved all forms of naturalism that were founded on the denial of the reality of thought, and cut away the ground from a merely sensational and subjective idealism.
But Kant's refutation of subjective idealism and his vindication of the place of the object can be fully understood only.
His theory is quite distinct from this, which really amounts to nothing more than subjective idealism.