|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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Realism asserts that science is a natural way. It is not enough to explain the success of the technique by the existence of elementary particles, when he realizes that such a statement is trivial. Realism needs a special relationship that plays a role in any other activity of man.
Realism / Anti-Realism: Rorty as Fine: better: a point of view beyond.
RortyVsRealism: wants to explain the success of predictions by reference to truth. But the success of a true theory must equally be explained historically and sociologically, as the success of a false theory.
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