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  1. Two Essays on Temporal Realism (1996). A Statement of Temporal Realism. In B. Jack Copeland (ed.), Logic and Reality: Essays on the Legacy of Arthur Prior. Oxford University Press.score: 200.0
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  2. Lynne Rudder Baker (2007). The Metaphysics of Everyday Life: An Essay in Practical Realism. Cambridge University Press.score: 132.0
    Lynne Rudder Baker presents and defends a unique account of the material world: the Constitution View. In contrast to leading metaphysical views that take everyday things to be either non-existent or reducible to micro-objects, the Constitution View construes familiar things as irreducible parts of reality. Although they are ultimately constituted by microphysical particles, everyday objects are neither identical to, nor reducible to, the aggregates of microphysical particles that constitute them. The result is genuine ontological diversity: people, bacteria, donkeys, mountains and (...)
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  3. Thomas Brante (2010). Review Essay: Perspectival Realism, Representational Models, and the Social Sciences. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (1):107-117.score: 126.0
    In this book, Ronald Giere seeks to resolve the opposition between objectivism and constructivism by suggesting a third way, perspectival realism, according to which both sides are partly right. To prove his case, Giere reconstructs some of the acknowledged puzzle pieces in the philosophy of science (theory, observation, etc.). To my mind, of most interest is the piece Giere calls “representional model.” Constituting the basis of every science, it functions as a template that governs data collection as well as theory (...)
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  4. John W. Yolton (2000). Realism and Appearances: An Essay in Ontology. Cambridge University Press.score: 126.0
    This book addresses one of the fundamental topics in philosophy: the relation between appearance and reality. John Yolton draws on a rich combination of historical and contemporary material, ranging from the early modern period to present-day debates, to examine this central philosophical preoccupation, which he presents in terms of distinctions between phenomena and causes, causes and meaning, and persons and man. He explores in detail how Locke, Berkeley and Hume talk of appearances and their relation to reality, and offers illuminating (...)
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  5. Meyer Schapiro (1942). Courbet and Popular Imagery: An Essay on Realism and Naïveté. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 4 (3/4):164-191.score: 120.0
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  6. Jens Johansson (2009). The Metaphysics of Everyday Life: An Essay in Practical Realism – Lynne Rudder Baker. Philosophical Quarterly 59 (235):365-368.score: 120.0
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  7. Charlotte Witt (2008). Review of Lynne Rudder Baker, The Metaphysics of Everyday Life: An Essay in Practical Realism. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (7).score: 120.0
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  8. William Hasker (2011). The Metaphysics of Everyday Life: An Essay in Practical Realism. Faith and Philosophy 28 (1):108-111.score: 120.0
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  9. Anthony Wrigley (2009). The Metaphysics of Everyday Life: An Essay in Practical Realism. Analysis 69 (2):370-372.score: 120.0
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  10. D. Rynin (1948). Remarks on M. Schlick's Essay “Positivism and Realism”. Synthese 7 (1):466 - 477.score: 120.0
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  11. Robert Sokolowski (1992). Review: Review Essay: Husserl and Analytic Philosophy and Husserlian Intentionality and Non-Foundational Realism. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 52 (3):725 - 730.score: 120.0
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  12. J. M. Barbeito Varela (2008). Review Essay: Moral Realism, Radical Politics: A Commentary on Terry Eagleton's Holy Terror. Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 (9):1103-1111.score: 120.0
    Some major leftist thinkers, including Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek and Terry Eagleton, have lately offered readings that claim the relevance of alternative interpretations of the Christian tradition in the face both of the conservative turn in the Catholic Church and of the contemporary secular oblivion of anything that has to do with religion. Furthermore, post-colonial studies have tended to blame the West en bloc for the disasters of past and present colonization, and have attacked the western endeavour to extend universal (...)
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  13. Louis Brunet (1986). CAHALAN, John C., Causal Realism : An Essay on Philosophical Method and the Foundations of KnowledgeCAHALAN, John C., Causal Realism : An Essay on Philosophical Method and the Foundations of Knowledge. Laval Théologique et Philosophique 42 (1):119-120.score: 120.0
  14. R. Trigg (1985). Book Reviews : Realism: An Essay in Interpretation and Social Reality. By David Levy. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1981. Pp. 138. $17.50. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (1):82-85.score: 120.0
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  15. Mieczyslaw Choynowski (1951). Review: D. Rynin, Remarks on M. Schlick's Essay "Positivism and Realism."; M. Schlick, David Rynin, Positivism and Realism; Morris Lazerowitz, Are Self-Contradictory Expressions Meaningless? [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 16 (1):67-69.score: 120.0
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  16. Mark T. Nelson (1995). Review: Blind Realism: An Essay on Human Knowledge and Natural Science. Philosophical Quarterly 45 (178):127.score: 120.0
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  17. Diane M. Hartmus (1991). Review Essay / Reform and Realism. Criminal Justice Ethics 10 (2):47-54.score: 120.0
    Larry W. Yackle, Reform and Regret: The Story of Federal Judicial Involvement in the Alabama Prison System New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989, xii+322 pp.
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  18. T. L. Short (1994). Commemorative Essay. David Savan's Defense of Semiotic Realism. Semiotica 98 (3-4):243-264.score: 120.0
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  19. Robert F. Almeder (1996). Blind Realism: An Essay on Human Knowledge and Natural Science. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.score: 120.0
    Blind Realism originated in the deeply felt conviction that the widespread acceptance of Gettier-type counterexamples to the classical definition of knowledge rests in a demonstrably erroneous understanding of the nature of human knowledge.
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  20. Samuel H. Pillsbury (2001). Review Essay / a Rough Country Guide: Double Jeopardy, Doctrine, and Realism. Criminal Justice Ethics 20 (1):53-65.score: 120.0
    George C. Thomas III, Double Jeopardy: The History, the Law New York University Press, 1998,349 pp.
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  21. Frederick Sontag (2002). Yolton, John W. Realism and Appearances: An Essay in Ontology. Review of Metaphysics 55 (4):881-882.score: 120.0
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  22. William W. Cobern & Cathleen C. Loving (2008). An Essay for Educators: Epistemological Realism Really is Common Sense. Science and Education 17 (4):425-447.score: 120.0
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  23. Douglas Odegard (1992). Robert Almeder, Blind Realism: An Essay on Human Knowledge and Natural Science Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 12 (4):227-228.score: 120.0
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  24. Nico Stehr (1981). David J. Levy, Realism: An Essay in Interpretation and Social Reality Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 1 (2/3):96-97.score: 120.0
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  25. J. Manuel Barbeito Varela (2008). Review Essay: Moral Realism, Radical Politics a Commentary on Terry Eagleton's Holy Terror. Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 (9):1103-1111.score: 120.0
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  26. Paul J. J. M. Bakker, Johannes M. M. H. Thijssen, Samantha Frost & Palo Alto (2008). Altman, Matthew C. A Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2008. Pp. Xviii+ 232. Paper, $30.00. Baker, Lynne Rudder. The Metaphysics of Everyday Life: An Essay in Practical Realism. Cambridge-New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Pp. Xv+ 253. Cloth, $85.00. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (3):495-98.score: 120.0
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  27. T. Szubka (2002). YOLTON, JW-Realism and Appearances: An Essay in Ontology. Philosophical Books 43 (4):305-305.score: 120.0
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  28. Frederick L. Will (1998). INDEX 313 Review Essay Pihlstrom, Sami. Pragmatic Realism and Transcendental Conditions. Review of Kenneth R. Westphal, Ed., Pragmatism and Realism, By. [REVIEW] Journal of Speculative Philosophy 12 (4):312.score: 120.0
     
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  29. Roderick M. Chisholm (1996). A Realistic Theory of Categories: An Essay on Ontology. Cambridge University Press.score: 78.0
    Roderick Chisholm has been for many years one of the most important and influential philosophers contributing to metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. This book can be viewed as a summation of his views on an enormous range of topics in metaphysics and epistemology. Yet it is written in the terse, lucid, unpretentious style that has become a hallmark of Chisholm's work. The book is an original treatise designed to defend an original, non-Aristotelian theory of categories. Chisholm argues that there (...)
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  30. Simon Blackburn (1993). Essays in Quasi-Realism. Oxford University Press.score: 68.0
    This volume collects some influential essays in which Simon Blackburn, one of our leading philosophers, explores one of the most profound and fertile of philosophical problems: the way in which our judgments relate to the world. This debate has centered on realism, or the view that what we say is validated by the way things stand in the world, and a variety of oppositions to it. Prominent among the latter are expressive and projective theories, but also a relaxed pluralism that (...)
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  31. Pranab Kumar Sen (2007). Knowledge, Truth, and Realism: Essays in Philosophical Analysis. Distributed by Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers.score: 68.0
     
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  32. Eli Siegel (2002). Existence Annotated: Aesthetic Realism Essays About Life and Art. Definition Press.score: 68.0
     
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  33. Henry E. Allison (2006). Transcendental Realism, Empirical Realism and Transcendental Idealism. Kantian Review 11 (1):1-28.score: 66.0
    This essay argues that the key to understanding Kant's transcendental idealism is to understand the transcendental realism with which he contrasts it. It maintains that the latter is not to be identified with a particular metaphysical thesis, but with the assumption that the proper objects of human cognitions are “objects in general” or “as such,” that is, objects considered simply qua objects of some understanding. Since this appears to conflict with Kant's own characterization of transcendental realism as the view that (...)
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  34. Jonathan Bain (2013). Category-Theoretic Structure and Radical Ontic Structural Realism. Synthese 190 (9):1621-1635.score: 66.0
    Radical Ontic Structural Realism (ROSR) claims that structure exists independently of objects that may instantiate it. Critics of ROSR contend that this claim is conceptually incoherent, insofar as, (i) it entails there can be relations without relata, and (ii) there is a conceptual dependence between relations and relata. In this essay I suggest that (ii) is motivated by a set-theoretic formulation of structure, and that adopting a category-theoretic formulation may provide ROSR with more support. In particular, I consider how a (...)
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  35. Timothy Williamson (2006). Must Do Better. In Patrick Greenough & Michael P. Lynch (eds.), Truth and Realism. Oxford University Press. 278--92.score: 66.0
    Imagine a philosophy conference in Presocratic Greece. The hot question is: what are things made of? Followers of Thales say that everything is made of water, followers of Anaximenes that everything is made of air, and followers of Heraclitus that everything is made of fire. Nobody is quite clear what these claims mean, and some question whether the founders of the respective schools ever made them. But amongst the groupies there is a buzz about all the recent exciting progress. The (...)
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  36. Christopher Norris (2000). Quantum Nonlocality and the Challenge to Scientific Realism. Foundations of Science 5 (1):3-45.score: 66.0
    In this essay I examine various aspects of the nearcentury-long debate concerning the conceptualfoundations of quantum mechanics and the problems ithas posed for physicists and philosophers fromEinstein to the present. Most crucial here is theissue of realism and the question whether quantumtheory is compatible with any kind of realist orcausal-explanatory account which goes beyond theempirical-predictive data. This was Einstein's chiefconcern in the famous series of exchanges with NielsBohr when he refused to accept the truth orcompleteness of a doctrine (orthodox QM) (...)
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  37. Willem A. deVries, Sellars, Realism, and Kantian Thinking. Normative Functionalism and the Pittsburgh School.score: 66.0
    This essay is a response to Patrick Reider’s essay “Sellars on Perception, Science and Realism: A Critical Response.” Reider is correct that Sellars’s realism is in tension with his generally Kantian approach to issues of knowledge and mind, but I do not think Reider’s analysis correctly locates the sources of that tension or how Sellars himself hoped to be able to resolve it. Reider’s own account of idealism and the reasons supporting it are rooted in the epistemological tradition that informed (...)
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  38. Darragh Byrne (2005). Compositionality and the Manifestation Challenge. Synthese 144 (1):101--136.score: 66.0
    I address the question whether Dummetts manifestation challenge to semantic realism can be disarmed by reflection on the compositionality of meaning. Building on work of Dummett and Wright, I develop in §§12 what I argue to be the most formidable version of the manifestation challenge. Along the way I review attempts by previous authors to deploy considerations about compositionality in realisms favour, and argue that they are unsuccessful. The formulation of the challenge I develop renders explicit something which I argue (...)
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  39. Terrell Ward Bynum (2014). On the Possibility of Quantum Informational Structural Realism. Minds and Machines 24 (1):123-139.score: 66.0
    In The Philosophy of Information, Luciano Floridi presents an ontological theory of Being qua Being, which he calls “Informational Structural Realism”, a theory which applies, he says, to every possible world. He identifies primordial information (“dedomena”) as the foundation of any structure in any possible world. The present essay examines Floridi’s defense of that theory, as well as his refutation of “Digital Ontology” (which some people might confuse with his own). Then, using Floridi’s ontology as a starting point, the present (...)
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  40. Ronald N. Giere (2013). Kuhn as Perspectival Realist. Topoi 32 (1):53-57.score: 66.0
    In this essay I argue that T. S. Kuhn, at least in his later works, can be regarded as a perspectival realist. This is a retrospective interpretation based mainly on the essays published posthumously under the title The Road Since Structure (Kuhn 2000). Among the strongest grounds for this interpretation is that Kuhn explicitly states that one must have a “lexicon” in place before raising questions about the truth or falsity of claims made using elements of the lexicon. This, in (...)
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  41. Robert Lane (2004). On Peirce’s Early Realism. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 40 (4):575 - 605.score: 66.0
    It is well known that C. S. Peirce eventually accepted an "extreme scholastic realism" about "generals" and "vagues." But it has been a subject of debate among Peirce scholars whether he was a nominalist early on. In particular, it remains unsettled whether Peirce's earliest position regarding generals was one of antirealism or whether he was a realist about generals from the very beginning. In this essay I argue that despite first appearances, the textual evidence does not support the claim that (...)
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  42. Gerald Doppelt (2014). Best Theory Scientific Realism. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 4 (2):271-291.score: 66.0
    The aim of this essay is to argue for a new version of ‘inference-to-the-best-explanation’ scientific realism, which I characterize as Best Theory Realism or ‘BTR’. On BTR, the realist needs only to embrace a commitment to the truth or approximate truth of the best theories in a field, those which are unique in satisfying the highest standards of empirical success in a mature field with many successful but falsified predecessors. I argue that taking our best theories to be true is (...)
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  43. Patricia A. Blanchette (2000). Realism and Paradox. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 41 (3):227-241.score: 66.0
    This essay addresses the question of the effect of Russell's paradox on Frege's distinctive brand of arithmetical realism. It is argued that the effect is not just to undermine Frege's specific account of numbers as extensions (courses of value) but more importantly to undermine his general means of explaining the object-directedness of arithmetical discourse. It is argued that contemporary neo-Fregean attempts to revive that explanation do not successfully avoid the central problem brought to light by the paradox. Along the way, (...)
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  44. Edward A. MacKinnon (1972). The Problem of Scientific Realism. New York,Appleton-Century-Crofts.score: 66.0
    Aristotele. Science as a systematic explanation through causes.--Newton, I. Rules and reflections on scientific reasoning.--Carnap, R. Empiricism, semantics, and ontology.--Hempel, C. On the logic of explanation.--Nagel, E. The realist view of theories.--Quine, W. V. On the role of logic in explanation.--Harris, E. E. Method and explanation in metaphysics.--Einstein, A. Remarks on Bertrand Russell's theory of knowledge.--Sellars, W. The language of theories.--MacKinnon, E. Atomic physics and reality.--Bunge, M. Physics and reality.--Heelan, P. A. Quantum mechanics and objectivity.--Bibliographical essay (p. 285-301).
     
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  45. Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (ed.) (1988). Essays on Moral Realism. Cornell University Press.score: 62.0
    Introduction The Many Moral Realisms Geoffrey Sayre-McCord I. Introduction Recognizing the startling resurgence in realism, ...
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  46. Andrew Collier (2003). In Defence of Objectivity and Other Essays: On Realism, Existentialism and Politics. Routledge.score: 62.0
    This volume develops and defends critical realism whilst engaging critically with existentialist philosophy in a number of ways. The work of existentialist thinkers as diverse as Kierkegarrd, R.D. Laing, Heideggar and Sartre is discussed at length and Andrew Collier argues that there is much to be learnt from their work, especially in Heidegger's critique of the technological view of the world. However the book concludes with a defence of objectivity against the various forms of subjectivism advanced by the existentialists.
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  47. Peter Pagin (1998). Bivalence: Meaning Theory Vs Metaphysics. Theoria 64 (2-3):157-186.score: 62.0
    This paper is an attack on the Dummett-Prawitz view that the principle of bivalence has a crucial double significance, metaphysical and meaning theoretical. On the one hand it is said that holding bivalence valid is what characterizes a realistic view, i.e. a view in metaphysics, and on the other hand it is said that there are meaning theoretical arguments against its acceptability. I argue that these two aspects are incompatible. If the failure of validity of bivalence depends on properties of (...)
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  48. Mario Augusto Bunge (2001). Scientific Realism: Selected Essays of Mario Bunge. Prometheus Books.score: 62.0
    Machine generated contents note: I. METAPHYSICS -- 1. How Do Realism, Materialism, and Dialectics Fare in Contemporary Science? (1973) -- 2. New Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous (1954) -- 3. Energy: Between Physics and Metaphysics (2000) -- 4. The Revival of Causality (1982) -- 5. Emergence and the Mind (1977) -- 6 SCIENTIFIC REALISM -- 6. The Status of Concepts (1981) -- 7. Popper's Unworldly World 3 (1981) --II. METHODOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE -- 8. On Method in (...)
     
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  49. Durant Drake (ed.) (1920/1968). Essays in Critical Realism. New York, Gordian Press.score: 62.0
    The approach to critical realism, by D. Drake.--Pragmatism versus the pragmatist, by A. O. Lovejoy.--Critical realism and the possibility of knowledge, by J. B. Pratt.--The problem of error, by A. K. Rogers.--Three proofs of realism, by G. Santayana.--Knowledge and its categories, by R. W. Sellars.--On the nature of the datum, by C. A. Strong.
     
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