A Theory of Direct Realism
And the Relation of Realism to Idealism
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First published in 1925, A Theory of Direct Realism is divided in two parts: the first part is an attempt to formulate a realistic theory of Perception and of the physical world, and the second part is an exposition of Hegelian idealism and its compatibility with realism. This book on direct realism will be of interest to students of philosophy, history and literature.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Identity Between Sensed Content and Physical Existence 3. The True Character of Naïve Realism 4. The Primary Grounds of Direct Realism 5. The Future Development of Experience as the Basis of Direct Realism 6. The Organic Conditions and Causal Aspects of Perception 7. Sensed Content and Organic Conditions 8. A Criticism of Professor Stout’s Realism 9. Professor Kemp Smith’s Realistic Basis of Knowledge 10. Mr. Bertrand Russell’s Dualistic Realism 11. The Inadequacy of Critical Realism 12. New Realism and the Nature of Consciousness 13. Realism, Experience and Causation 14. The Two Phases of Dr. Broad’s Realism 15. The Nature of the Image 16. Feeling and Sense in Current Idealism 17. A Realistic Theory of Matter and Space 18. A Realist Theory of Time 19. Hegelian Realism 20. Hegelian Idealism 21. The "Ideality" of the Physical World: As Temporal 22. The "Ideality" of the Physical World: As Logical Index
J. E. Turner