Realism

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Realism, Realistic, or Realists may refer to:

  • Realism (arts), the general attempt to depict subjects truthfully
  • Realism art movement, 19th century painting movement
  • Realism (international relations), the view that world politics are driven by competitive self-interest
  • Realism (theatre), 19th century theatre movement focused on bringing fidelity of real life to texts and performances
  • Literary realism, a literary movement stressing the depiction of contemporary life and society as it exists or existed
  • Philosophical realism, belief that reality exists independently of observers
  • Moral realism or ethical realism, a non-nihilist view of morality that claims ethical sentences express propositions made true by objective features of the world, independent of subjective opinion
  • Scientific realism, the doctrine that certain objects or theories in science are real
  • Depressive realism, a theory that individuals suffering from clinical depression have a more accurate view of reality
  • Ethnographic realism, a writing style that narrates the author's anthropological observations as if they were first-hand
  • Legal realism, a jurisprudence emphasizing the substantive results of the law
  • Tactical realism, a genre of combat simulations in computer gaming
  • Magic realism, a literary genre
  • Realism theory, the belief that cognitive biases are not "errors", but rather methods of dealing with the "real world"
  • Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, art movement

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