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Oxford dictionary definition of the word realism:
1the attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly:
the summit was marked by a new mood of realism
the view that the subject matter of politics is political power, not matters of principle:
political realism is the oldest approach to global politics
the doctrine that the law is better understood by analysis of judges rather than the judgements given:
modern jurists have tended to underestimate the scope of American legal realism
2the quality or fact of representing a person or thing in a way that is accurate and true to life:
British soaps will stay because of their gritty realism
an artistic or literary movement or style characterized by the representation of people or things as they actually are. Often contrasted with idealism (sense 1).
3 Philosophy the doctrine that universals or abstract concepts have an objective or absolute existence. The theory that universals have their own reality is sometimes called Platonic realism because it was first outlined by Plato’s doctrine of ‘forms’ or ideas. Often contrasted with nominalism.
the doctrine that matter as the object of perception has real existence and is neither reducible to universal mind or spirit nor dependent on a perceiving agent. Often contrasted with idealism (sense 2).
noun & adjective