Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Ayers, M. Realism   Ayers, M.
Barrow, J.D. Realism   Barrow, J.D.
Bigelow, John Realism   Bigelow, John
Boyd, R. Realism   Boyd, R.
Brentano, F. Realism   Brentano, F.
Cartwright, Nancy Realism   Cartwright, Nancy
Chisholm, Roderick M. Realism   Chisholm, Roderick M.
Churchland, Paul M. Realism   Churchland, Paul M.
Danto, Arthur C. Realism   Danto, Arthur C.
Davidson, Donald Realism   Davidson, Donald
Dewey, J. Realism   Dewey, J.
Dummett, Michael Realism   Dummett, Michael
Feyerabend, Paul Realism   Feyerabend, Paul
Field, Hartry Realism   Field, Hartry
Fodor, Jerry Realism   Fodor, Jerry
Fraassen, Bas Realism   Fraassen, Bas
Frege, Gottlob Realism   Frege, Gottlob
Hacking, Ian Realism   Hacking, Ian
Kant, I. Realism   Kant, I.
Loar, Brian Realism   Loar, Brian
Millikan, Ruth Realism   Millikan, Ruth
Nagel, Thomas Realism   Nagel, Thomas
Poundstone, W. Realism   Poundstone, W.
Putnam, Hilary Realism   Putnam, Hilary
Rorty, Richard Realism   Rorty, Richard
Searle, John R. Realism   Searle, John R.
Stalnaker, R. Realism   Stalnaker, R.
Wright, Crispin Realism   Wright, Crispin

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-28