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a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them

a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly

a painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style

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However, realists may have the slight edge when they argue that the logic of collective security is contrasted with the difficulties of its application.
The realists view international organisations such as the UN 'of little help in channeling the perpetual power struggle between states, since they cannot change the anarchical structure of the international system.
Realists contend the state is the dominant actor in world politics and violence and military force are the fundamental means by which states try to achieve their goals and further their interests.
In a debate largely being litigated within the ranks of the Republican Party on Capitol Hill, the realists don't have a prayer of prevailing in an up-or-down vote against the neoconservative wing of the party, proponents of an interventionist ethos to embed American values in lands far removed from domestic shores and traditions.
Instead, realists purported to offer a pragmatic criminology focused upon actionable solutions that were attainable given present conditions and political realities.
Realists like myself should be very nervous about his election.
Most American politicians, including presidential candidates, have always liked to present themselves as hard-headed realists on foreign policy.
Thus, in chapter one, Edwards omits the view that many realists do not believe in universals simply because they are explanatorily successful posits; they believe in them also because they are directly aware of them.
The American Legal Realists (1) did not reject doctrine, because they did not reject the idea that judges decide cases in accordance with normative standards of some kind: "doctrine," after all, is just a normative standard about what should be done, and not necessarily one formulated and made explicit by a statute, a court, or a treatise.
But the realists have their own iron cage -- and its bars are thicker.
Here, the Australian Realists redacted Bertolt Brecht's famous dictum that art 'is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it' although 'telling it like it really is' and truly mirroring reality was also part of the group's intention.
Classical realists view state or military security fundamental and consider human nature as evil and responsible for war.
It was, after all, realists who decried Wilson's international League that would make the world "safe for democracy;" realists who warned against placing too much hope in the United Nations; and realists who doubted he U.
Katerina Neskova comments for Nova Makedonija that the division of pessimists, optimists and realists is an "eternal" subject for discussion for PM Gruevski.
After introducing their criteria for what constitutes a 'realist' approach to history as "non-idealized science," the coauthors of Ernst Mach's Influence Spreads (Sentinel Open Press: 2009) present chapters profiling the lives and thinking of six influential realists.