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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth; (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names;

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  • The term realism is also used to describe a movement in literature that attempts to portray life as it is.
  • But even with this definition, the term realism has no very definite meaning unless all persons agree as to what constitutes nature.
  • Those big chaps who blow about what they call realism -- how do THEIR portraits look in a drawing-room?
  • Schmittians, however much they seek to clothe themselves in "realism" are in fact the enemies of the rule of law, and thus of freedom. for more
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