Overview: Idealism asserts that reality is essentially spiritual or ideational. It is one of humankind’s oldest and most enduring philosophies. The Socratic method is one of the highest expressions of Idealism in education. Subject: History & Philosophy of Education Assignment: Answer the following discussion question. Why do Idealists reject the assumption that values depend on situations and circumstances? Do you believe that “Truth” is depended on circumstance? Why or why not?