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Realism takes on various meanings, depending on the context in which the term is used and is always related to some form of reality. In philosophy, realism relates to manifestations of philosophical realism, the belief that reality exists independently of observers. Scientific realism and realism in the arts are two of a number of different senses the words take in other fields. In this broad sense realism frequently contrasts with idealism.

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contrast: idealization




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