Talk:Practical idealism

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International affairs section[edit]

The entire International affairs section presents realism vs. idealism and not pragmatism vs. idealism as the title exposes, and gives in opposition, a Machiavellian shade to the term of Practical idealism, when the "Practical idealism" is something positive. It is the way you control world with perception (pragmatism) of the reality and applying it with your idealism, and not controlling the world with laws of harsh reality (realism), the jungle laws, persuading by and applying with idealism.--TudorTulok (talk) 21:31, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

I'm not 100% if "Practical idealism" must be positive or negative, if it includes or not both pragmatism and realism, but I underline again the need of pointing out these two contrasts: positive/negative and realism/pragmatism. --TudorTulok (talk) 07:27, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Hey, I'm pretty sure it is incorrect to say Gandhi was first to use the phrase and philosophical notion of practical idealism. I believe Gandhi took the idea from John Dewey in 1917. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jon Acheson (talkcontribs) 23:52, 23 November 2013 (UTC)