One who believes in realism; esp., one who maintains that generals, or the terms used to denote the genera and species of things, represent real existences, and are not mere names, as maintained by the nominalists.
One of the seven Attitudes. Its Positive Pole is Objective; its Negative Pole is Subjective. Realists see the world as it appears. Realists can have a clear attitude when they are able to objectively perceive life, but quite often they lose their footing and become submerged in an experience and believe what they see is all there is (subjective).