Challenges to Metaphysical Realism

[Revised entry by Drew Khlentzos on June 14, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] According to metaphysical realism, the world is as it is independently of how humans or other inquiring
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[Revised entry by Drew Khlentzos on June 14, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] According to metaphysical realism, the world is as it is independently of how humans or other inquiring agents take it to be. The objects the world contains, together with their properties and the relations they enter into, fix the world's nature and these objects exist independently of our ability to discover they do. Unless this is so, metaphysical realists argue, none of our beliefs about our world could be objectively true since true beliefs tell us how things are and beliefs are objective when true or false independently of what anyone...

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