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Realism
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I. Philosophy

Realism in a given area B means the ontological thesis that names or terms used in a theory of B refer to things that exist independently of human thought. For example, in natural realism the existence of stones, trees, and tables is assumed; in scientific realism, that of electrons, force fields, and quarks (see V below); in mathematical realism, that of numbers and quantities; …

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Kober, Michael, Großhans, Hans-Peter, Kitschen , Friederike, Hartwich, Wolf-Daniel and Linde, Gesche, “Realism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024540>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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