A Theory of Direct Realism: and the Relation of Realism to Idealism

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    THIS book is the outcome of a bold and engaging enterprise. It sets out to do two things; first (and chiefly) to cut a clean way through the tangled growth of modern epistemology by justifying the plain man's view that the perceiving mind is in immediate contact with the external world, “as this actually exists,” or that ordinary sense-perception, so far as it goes, “is, in principle, veridical”; secondly, to show that Hegelian idealism is entirely compatible with this supposedly antagonistic realist view.

    A Theory of Direct Realism: and the Relation of Realism to Idealism.

    By Dr. J. E. Turner. (Library of Philosophy.) Pp. 324. (London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd.; New York: The Macmillan Co., 1925.) 12s. 6d. net.

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    A Theory of Direct Realism: and the Relation of Realism to Idealism . Nature 118, 438–439 (1926). https://doi.org/10.1038/118438a0

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