Realism Paper

Realism is the 19th century movement that sought to change playwrights from the traditional pieces of romance and instead focus on the day to day activities that shaped the daily lives of the people. The new style of writing influenced the way of acting and led to various changes in the way actors prepared for […]

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Realism and Idealism in International Politics

Realism and idealism are the spectrum ends of attitudes that deal with tactics to the chase of strategies in the world politics. Realists are categorically termed as followers of realism, national security, balance of power and politics. Also, they are viewed as conservatives, state centric scholars, pessimists, hard headed policy makers, and serious theorists. Comparatively, […]

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Pragmatism, Realism and Idealism

Idealism Idealism (French “idealisme” from Greek “idea”) is the general designation of philosophical doctrines asserting that the consciousness, thinking, mental and spiritual things are initial, fundamental, and a matter, nature and physical things are secondary, derivative. So, idealism resists to materialism in the decision of the basic question of philosophy – about the relation of […]

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Conflicts exist between different ideas and theories of realism

‘Realism’ permeates the very deepest level of philosophical thought. From the wildest cosmogonical fantasies to the ways in which people deal with every conscious moment, ‘realism’ is impossible to ignore. Everything is either a precept to, or a contingency of, our views on realism. The debates surrounding all these ideas lie far beyond the remit […]

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Reality vs Fantasy

Realism and fantasy are always around us since the day we were born. From the day when we were just toddlers, our parents told us stories of Peter Pan, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and other fairy tales. When we were about kinder we heard myths, fables and legends on how the kangaroo […]

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Classical Realism

Classical realism is a theory in international relation and is described as a modern realism which was began as a serious field of research in the United States during and after World War II. Said evolution was partly influenced by European war migrants who had a negative view of human nature, possibly to be due […]

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Realism versus Idealism

The philosophical approaches of Idealism and Realism both have many supporters and many opponents. In comparing and contrasting both philosophical approaches the definitions are needed for a complete understanding. “Time is a thought or a measure, not a substance. ” Idealism is a class of positions in ontology and epistemology. Idealism as an epistemological position […]

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Are the core ideas of Realism still relevant in a contemporary world

Realism is a term we commonly use to define a motivation for behaving in accordance with truths and facts which exist independently of sentiment, emotive persuasions or overtly ideological tendencies. Within politics and more specifically, international relations, Realism has come to mean a rejection of moralistic or ethical concerns in favour of a more pragmatic […]

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Realism was a literary movement directly opposed to the previous movement of Romanticism. The Romantics believed in following one’s heart or gut to lead to life’s truths, particularly in using Nature as the catalyst. For example, Melville’s Moby Dick is an escape novel; Ishmael escapes from the confining environment of Manhattan to go to the […]

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Realism and neo realism

Realism underlines the constraints on politics forced by human nature and the absence of international government. Jointly, they make international relations mainly a realm of power and interest. “Human nature has not changed since the days of classical ancient times” (Thompson 1985: 17). And that nature, according to realists, is at its core self-centered, and […]

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