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Definition of Realism

Realism

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Fidelity to nature or to real life; representation without idealization, and making no appeal to the imagination; adherence to the actual fact.

Realism Quotations

There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.
Robert Frank

Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.
Dawn Powell

Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
Aldous Huxley

We need realism to deal with reality.
Slick Rick

A lack of realism in the vision today costs credibility tomorrow.
John C. Maxwell
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Realism Translations

realism in German is Realismus
realism in Italian is realismo
realism in Spanish is realismo
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