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Definitions of REALISM
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(philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names
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The doctrine that general terms represent real existences; the doctrine that we have an immediate perception of things external to us, and that they are as they seem; the tendency in art which seeks to apprehend and represent objects and things not in fanciful, but in their real, forms, as these actually appear to the perception and imagination of the artist.
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By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
n. In scholastic philosophy, the theory that universal propositions or general descriptions of properties, qualities, &c., in a genus, class, or species, do really exist apart from the actual embodiment of them in the family, tribe, or individual-opposed to nominalism ;-in modern philosophy, the system which conceives of all things external to human consciousness, whether material or mental, as existing independently of our perceptions or thoughts op-posed to the idealism of Berkeley ; - also, a system which regards matter as the sole cause, development, and consummation of all existence, animate or inanimate materialism.