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REALISM The meaning of Realism in Islamic Economics What is realism with respect to Islamic economics and finance? In the context of the characteristics of the Islamic economic and financial systems, realism means that the rulings of the Islamic law (Shari'ah) always stick to things as they ...

Confucian Moral Realism JeeLoo Liu

Asian Philosophy Vol. 17, No. 2, July 2007, pp. 167-184 Confucian Moral Realism JeeLoo Liu In this paper I construct Confucian moral realism as a metaethical theory that is compatible with, or even derivable from, traditional Confucianism.

Kissing Cousins: Nationalism and Realism

Kissing Cousins: Nationalism and Realism John J. Mearsheimer University of Chicago May 5, 2011 This paper was prepared for the Yale Workshop on International Relations.

Moral Realism

1 Moral Realism Geoffrey Sayre-McCord UNC/Chapel Hill Introduction People come, early and easily, to think in moral terms: to see many things as good or bad, to view various options as right or wrong, to think of particular distributions as fair or unfair, to consider certain people virtuous and ...

Definitions of Realism and Naturalism

Definitions of Realism and Naturalism From Abrams, M.H. A Glossary of Literary Terms, 5th Edition. San Francisco: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1988.

Towards Structural Realism

VERY ROUGH DRAFT! 1 Towards Structural Realism ABSTRACT: In the debate over scientific realism, attention has been given recently to a realist position referred to as structural realism.

Feminism, Realism, And Universalism

F EMINISM, R EALISM, AND U NIVERSALISM Tony Lawson ABSTRACT Feminists have drawn attention to, and rightly criticized, the tendency of dominant groups unthinkingly to universalize their own values and practices.

Depression, Realism, and the Overconfidence Effect: Are the ...

Depression, Realism, and the Overconfidence Effect: Are the Sadder Wiser When Predicting Future Actions and Events? David Dunning and Amber L. Story Cornell University Do depressed individuals make more realistic judgments than their nondepressed peers in real world settings?

DoD Workforce Cost Realism Assessment

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1 THE SCIENTIFIC REALISM DEBATE Ioannis Votsis 1. Introduction A question in the philosophy of science that has engrossed the minds of many eminent thinkers is the epistemological one of what kind of knowledge, if any, science reveals of the physical world.