The thesis that human beings all are part of one and the same
reality that is
most successfully known, understood, explained and changed by
Note that there are other ways of trying to understand or
influence nature, such as
religion, superstition and magic, which tend
to have claims and results that are only believed by the
faithful in such
things (see: Wishful thinking), and that there are other ways of trying to understand or influence
human beings, namely by art, intuition, imaginatively taking their place,
or talking or living with them.
This Philosophical Dictionary
is written mostly from a point of view that is fairly described as
scientific realism, in the sense defined. See also: Natural Realism.