commonsense realism


Related to commonsense realism: phenomenalism, Scientific realism

commonsense realism

naive realism.
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The dialogue pits the proponents of a commonsense realism understanding of knowledge construction, education, and truth versus defenders of the radical constructivism approach.
Scottish Commonsense Realism spurned abstractions and emphasized the ability of any person directly to perceive the nature of the world.
Until about 1870, virtually all colleges in the United States promulgated some version of Scottish Commonsense Realism.
Following one of the traditional methods of Scottish Commonsense Realism, they sought to accommodate Christian theology to the best science, even if it was modern evolutionary science.
From then through the Civil War, America's leading theological writers mixed, with varying degrees of self-consciousness, assumptions about the normativeness of republicanism in the political realm, the givenness of commonsense realism in the personal realm, and the timeless truthfulness of evangelical Protestant Christianity in the religious realm.
Similarly, Etienne Gilson launched his return to the commonsense realism of Aristotle and St.
Unfortunately, this means the book is sprinkled with remarks such as his view that Higden was "highly credulous" but Ralegh's gullibility was a "curious weakness" in his commonsense realism (25).
In Consciousness, Color, and Content, Michael Tye defends his version of commonsense realism against criticisms from visual scientists and a philosopher.