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By Guido Bonino,Greg Jesson,Javier Cumpa

The essays during this quantity, first awarded at a global convention held on the college of Urbino, Italy, in 2011, discover different senses of realism, arguing either for and opposed to its distinct theses and contemplating those senses from a historic perspective. the 1st experience is the metaphysical thesis that no matter what exists does so, and has the homes it has, independently of no matter if it isthe item of a person's suggestion or belief. the second one experience of realism is epistemological, in which realism claims that, occasionally, it truly is attainable to understand the worldas it exists in and of itself.A 3rd feel, whichhas develop into referred to as ontological realism, states that universals exist in addition to contributors. The essays amassed right here make new contributions to those basic philosophical matters, that have mostly outlined western analytic philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle to the current day.

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