Idealism is the belief in mind over matter; the conviction that matter itself has no existence apart from mind (one-directional). "Objects" and "matter" exist only in being perceived. However, several of the most prominent idealist philosophers, such as Socrates, Plato, Berkeley, Hume, Kant and Schopenhauer, are also classified as rationalists. Is this possible? Or is it a fundamental contradiction?
Rationalism and idealism are incompatible
Rationalism and idealism cannot be reconciled because they contradict each other.
Rationalism and idealism contradict each other
Philosophers simply cannot be both rationalists and idealists; it is a fundamental contradiction in terms.