• (noun): A philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them.
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Some articles on realist:

Spanish Realist Literature
... Spanish Realist literature is the literature written in Spain during the second half of the 19th century, following the Realist movement which predominated in Europe ... The term realist was used for the first time in 1850, referring to painting, but was later adopted by literature, in which it was applied mainly to ...
Stereo Realist - Post 1971 - Use and Availability
... The Realist format cameras are not dead ... Realist cameras are still constantly for sale on eBay and still get bids of course, it is difficult to say how many of these are from mere collectors, rather than potential users ... There are still dedicated Stereo Realist camera users, and active stereo photography clubs around the world ...
Art Renewal Center
... painting, they hold two competitions for living artists who paint in the realist tradition ... They are large supporters of the Contemporary Realist Movement, which is founded with realist imagery, but with contemporary subject mater ... Gallery, which shows the work of many contemporary realist artists of today, and includes several leaders of the movement ...
Speculative Realism - Controversy Regarding The Existence of A Speculative Realist 'movement'
... Brassier denied that there is any such thing as a 'speculative realist movement' and firmly distanced himself from those who continue to attach themselves ...
Stereo Realist - Post 1971 - Mounting Services
... its mounting service in 1955 and then resumed it after the demise of the Realist ... This suggests that it was actually the Realist slide mounting service that ended in 1955, as no Realist mounted slides after that date seem to exist ... business, a company called Sigma continued to make Realist-style aluminum masks sans Realist branding until the supply of semi-rigid aluminum dried up ...

More definitions of "realist":

  • (noun): A painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style.
  • (noun): A person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly.

Famous quotes containing the word realist:

    Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers many widely varying examples, is likewise conditioned by the question of how, when and for what class it is made use of.
    Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956)

    Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions. That which the droning world, chained to appearances, will not allow the realist to say in his own words, it will suffer him to say in proverbs without contradiction.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The extrovert and introvert, the realist and idealist, the scientist and philosopher, the man who found himself by refinding his life history and the individual who discovered his being in fantasy, these are the differences between Freud and Jung.
    —Robert S. Steele. Freud and Jung: Conflicts of Interpretation, ch. 10, Routledge & Kegan Paul (1982)