Definitions for "REALISM"
The art of depicting nature as it is seem by toads. The charm suffusing a landscape painted by a mole, or a story written by a measuring-worm.
Fidelity to nature or to real life; representation without idealization, and making no appeal to the imagination; adherence to the actual fact.
the practise of assessing facts and the probabilities of the consequences of actions in an objective manner; avoidance of unrealistic or impractical beliefs or efforts. Contrasted to idealism, self-deception, overoptimism, overimaginativeness, or visionariness.
As opposed to nominalism, the doctrine that genera and species are real things or entities, existing independently of our conceptions. According to realism the Universal exists ante rem (Plato), or in re (Aristotle).
As opposed to idealism, the doctrine that in sense perception there is an immediate cognition of the external object, and our knowledge of it is not mediate and representative.
See Epistemological realism; Naive realism; New realism; "Representative realism"; Classical realism; Conceptual realism; Representative realism; and Empirical realism
Keywords:  rectilinear, recto
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Keywords:  ethics, theory, anarchic, pursuit, sin
Traditionally, Ethical realism holds that moral facts exist. The term also describes the theory that in fact it is never possible to make good choices as sin is present in all people and therefore we ultimately have to choose between the lesser of two evils.
a theory of international relations that emphasizes states’ interest in accumulating power to ensure security in an anarchic world; based on the notion that individuals are power seeking and that states act in pursuit of their own national interest defined in terms of power (67)
Realism, also known as political realism, in the context of international relations, encompasses a variety of theories and approaches, all of which share a belief that states are primarily motivated by the desire for military and economic power or security, rather than ideals or ethics. This term is often synonymous with power politics.
Term measuring the historical fidelity of a rules system (or, for a non- historical game, how "real" the rules seem to be). Some game designers believe they can raise the realism of their games by adding rules of great complexity. Some gamers desire historical accuracy in their games, while others would rather have an enjoyable game experience at the possible expense of realism.
An approach to evaluation and research based on a philosophy of science that is concerned with 'real world' problems and phenomena but believes these cannot simply be observed. It seeks to open the ‘black-box' within programmes or policies to uncover the mechanisms that account for what brings about change. It does so by situating such mechanisms in contexts and attributing to contexts the key to what makes mechanisms work or not work. Different mechanisms come into play in different contexts – which is why some programmes or policy instruments work in some but not all situations. Related Terms: Positivism BACK
School of thought in drama that holds that performances are more powerful when only elements relevant to dramatic development are included, and all irrelevant elements are discarded. cf. Naturalism
A style of writing, acting and production that aims for psychological truth but not reproducing real life.
the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
A subjective assessment of the degree to which the sound from an audio system approaches that of live music. This has meaning only when the recording purports to reproduce an acoustical event taking place in a real acoustical space. See "quality."
In the middle of the 19th century with Northern Europe industrialization and trade came the exploitation of women and children. Along with the new technologies of the steam engine and hope of a better future for the working class lead to expressing this realism in artwork.
Inability to distinguish between mental and physical entities.