A brief history of new realism

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  • Maurizio Ferraris Department of Philosophy and Education, University of Turin, Italy


In this paper I try to sketch a brief history of new realism. Starting from nineteenth century idealism, I then move on to discuss twentieth century postmodernism, which, I argue, is the heir of idealism and the theoretical enemy of new realism. Finally, I offer a reconstruction of how and why contemporary new realism came into being and propose a few remarks on its future perspectives. Keywords: idealism, post-modernism, new realism, ontology, epistemology


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How to Cite
FERRARIS, Maurizio. A brief history of new realism. Filozofija i društvo / Philosophy and Society, [S.l.], v. 27, n. 3, oct. 2016. ISSN 2334-8577. Available at: <http://journal.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php?journal=fid&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=398>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.2298/FID1603597F.