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Three Forms of Realism

Paul Horwich

in From a Deflationary Point of View

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780199251261
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602252 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251266.003.0002
Three Forms of Realism

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This essay explores three doctrines on realism: epistemological realism, semantic realism, and metaphysical realism. It analyses various theses traditionally used to formulate realism, and their connection to these three types of realism. It concludes by stating that metaphysical realism should be rejected.

Keywords: epistemological realism; semantic realism; metaphysical realism; doctrine; philosophy

Chapter.  8132 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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