Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Realism, philosophy: realism is a collective term for theories which, in principle, believe that it is possible for us to acquire knowledge about objects of the external world that is independent from us as perceptual subjects. A strong realism typically represents the thesis that it would make sense to even create hypotheses about basically unknowable objects. See also metaphysical realism, internal realism, universal realism, constructivism.
 
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VsRealism / Barrow: ignores the limitations of our mind - e.g. the limit of a sequence often has properties that no term of the sequence has - E.g. someone may be realist in terms of the existence of the muon, but hemust describe its properties pragmaticclly and anti-realistically - ((s)> theoretical entities).

B I
John D. Barrow
Warum die Welt mathematisch ist Frankfurt/M. 1996

B II
John D. Barrow
Die Natur der Natur: Die philosophischen Ansätze der modernen Kosmologie Heidelberg 1993

B III
John D. Barrow
Die Entdeckung des Unmöglichen. Forschung an den Grenzen des Wissens Heidelberg 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27