In Chandler's famous puff for the superiority of the private eye over the classic mystery, its virtue is said to lie in its greater realism .
As Jamal Saghir was saying, there's now much more realism about what the private sector can and can't deliver in the developing world.
A certain notion of realism began not only to prescribe what could now happen, but to airbrush out what had actually happened.
Abelard defends his thesis that universals are nothing but words by arguing that ontological realism about universals is incoherent.
Each stroke he made with the brush was incredibly painstaking, because he had to match it up precisely in order to give it a certain amount of realism .
And though realism in equine art is popular, some artists say they have found great success in more abstract styles.
Another aim is to show that the problem of direct realism versus indirect realism is of importance for the ontological analysis of social reality.
It belongs rather to that tradition of artistic realism that stakes its claim to truth on calculated departures from familiar modes of seeing and knowing.
The controversy in metaphysics between idealism and realism is that, for the idealist, nothing exists independently of the mind.
It is such responses that put Howard a million miles from the toughness and realism his moral certainties are supposed to carry.