Wiki – Realism

From the Wikipedia page on Realism (you can access the individual links there)

•Entity realism, a philosophical position within scientific realism

Epistemological realism, a subcategory of objectivism

Hyper-realism or Hyperreality, the inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from fantasy

•Mathematical realism, a branch of philosophy of mathematics

•Moderate realism, a position holding that there is no realm where universals exist

•Modal realism, a philosophy propounded by David Lewis, that possible worlds are as real as the actual world

Moral realism, the view in philosophy that there are objective moral values

•Mystical realism, a philosophy concerning the nature of the divine, advanced by Nikolai Berdyaev

•Naive realism, a common sense theory of perception

•New realism (philosophy), a school of early 20th-century epistemology rejecting epistemological dualism

•Organic realism or the Philosophy of Organism, the metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead, now known as process philosophy

•Philosophical realism, the belief that reality exists independently of observers

•Platonic realism, a philosophy articulated by Plato, positing the existence of universals

•Pseudorealism, a genre of art initiated by Indian artist Devajyoti Ray where reality is appraoched via abstraction

•Pseudorealism, a term coined by American Film critics, used to describe films in which digital unreal images are created and amalgamated with regular scenes thereby creating an ilusion that is difficult to distinguish from reality
•Quasi-realism, an expressivist meta-ethical theory which asserts that though our moral claims are projectivist we understand them in realist terms

•Representative realism, the view that we cannot perceive the external world directly

Scientific realism, the view that the world described by science is the real world

Transcendental realism, a concept implying that individuals have a perfect understanding of the limitations of their own minds

Truth-value link realism, a metaphysical concept explaining how to understand parts of the world that are apparently cognitively inaccessible


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