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The result of LP models shows how idealistically the decision-makers at research and policy level think that their objectives can be achieved.
He submitted his data to a social psychologist who determined that the media elite was indeed infected with the zeal of social reform and idealistically ambitious to instigate social change.
Before going to Africa I had idealistically assumed that this first generation of Christians would reflect the zeal and charismatic spirituality of the apostolic church.
Chapter 2 anatomizes The Borderers as a "muttered self-inquest" (19) on the young radical who was still in the process of acknowledging that his idealistically adopted Godwinian stance of a rationally detached determinism was "a hideous plot, against the soul of man," a plot whose secret sharer and collaborator was something "about Wordsworth himself which his sympathy with the revolutionary mood in France had brought into the open" (88).
While we idealistically would like the support of all actors and celebrities who hunt, expecting them to stick their necks out for hunting, at the expense of their careers, might be unrealistic.
Francis Fukayama, if rather more complaisantly and idealistically, has responded to the same perception.
In order to promote citizenship as a desirable quality for physicians, it needs to be presented as broadly and idealistically as possible.
Let me end with a rhetorical question: Why does Simon, after idealistically and even audaciously insisting that lawyers ought to engage in the "practice of justice" and advocate just results rather than their clients' ends, then equate, with surprisingly little discussion, justice with "the legal merits"?
Charley's early diagnosis of family life is in the end shown to have been not only the outcome of idealistically impractical adolescent dissatisfaction but a sign of shrewd psychological instinct.
The basic set of civic ideals we hold now--good government, an objective, reformist press, a powerful, benevolent president, and an idealistically engaged citizenry--originated with patrician reformers who thought of them as antidotes to pure party democracy.
Members of the Dade County Bar Association, seeing that the problems of direct judicial elections were not being addressed by the constitutional change and wanting, idealistically, to provide support for good judges while eliminating the appearance of impropriety arising from direct campaign contributions by lawyers to judges (or judges' campaign committees), tried a new idea: the Dade Judicial Trust Fund.
Yet elsewhere, especially in the chapter on Hamlet in which one would expect cognitive theory to yield new insight, Murray as often as not offers up tired observations, as in this summary of Hamlet's first soliloquy: "In proto-behaviorist terms, we see that it is his character - his disposition ingrained in habits - to think idealistically, valuing honesty, loyalty, love, and noble action.