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Realism vs. Surrealism

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Realismnoun

A concern for fact or reality and rejection of the impractical and visionary.

Surrealismnoun

An artistic movement and an aesthetic philosophy that aims for the liberation of the mind by emphasizing the critical and imaginative powers of the subconscious.

Realismnoun

An artistic representation of reality as it is.

Surrealismnoun

a 20th century movement of artists and writers (developing out of Dadaism) who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams

Realismnoun

(sciences) The viewpoint that an external reality exists independent of observation.

Surrealism

Surrealism was a cultural movement which developed in Europe in the aftermath of World War I and was largely influenced by Dada. The movement is best known for its visual artworks and writings and the juxtaposition of distant realities to activate the unconscious mind through the imagery.

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Realismnoun

(philosophy) A doctrine that universals are real—they exist and are distinct from the particulars that instantiate them.

Realismnoun

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).

Realismnoun

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

Realismnoun

the practise of assessing facts and the probabilities of the consequences of actions in an objective manner; avoidance of unrealistic or impractical beliefs or efforts. Contrasted to idealism, self-deception, overoptimism, overimaginativeness, or visionariness.

Realismnoun

the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth

Realismnoun

(philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical object continue to exist when not perceived

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Realismnoun

the state of being actual or real;

‘the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him’;

Realismnoun

an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description

Realismnoun

(philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names

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