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Realism vs. Phenomenalism

Realism and Phenomenalism Definitions

Realism

An inclination toward literal truth and pragmatism.

Phenomenalism

The doctrine, set forth by David Hume and his successors, that percepts and concepts constitute the sole objects of knowledge, with the objects of perception and the nature of the mind itself remaining unknowable.

Realism

The representation in art or literature of objects, actions, or social conditions as they actually are, without idealization or presentation in abstract form.

Phenomenalism

(philosophy) The doctrine that physical objects exist only as perceptual phenomena or sensory stimuli

Realism

The scholastic doctrine, opposed to nominalism, that universals exist independently of their being thought.

Phenomenalism

That theory which limits positive or scientific knowledge to phenomena only, whether material or spiritual.
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Realism

The modern philosophical doctrine, opposed to idealism, that objects exist independently of their being perceived.

Realism

A concern for fact or reality and rejection of the impractical and visionary.

Realism

An artistic representation of reality as it is.

Realism

(sciences) The viewpoint that an external reality exists independent of observation.

Realism

(philosophy) A doctrine that universals are real—they exist and are distinct from the particulars that instantiate them.

Realism

As opposed to nominalism, the doctrine that genera and species are real things or entities, existing independently of our conceptions. According to realism the Universal exists ante rem (Plato), or in re (Aristotle).
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Realism

Fidelity to nature or to real life; representation without idealization, and making no appeal to the imagination; adherence to the actual fact.

Realism

The practise of assessing facts and the probabilities of the consequences of actions in an objective manner; avoidance of unrealistic or impractical beliefs or efforts. Contrasted to idealism, self-deception, overoptimism, overimaginativeness, or visionariness.

Realism

The attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth

Realism

(philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical object continue to exist when not perceived

Realism

The state of being actual or real;
The reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

Realism

An artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
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Realism

(philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names

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