Perspective Realism

Discipline: Philosophy

Form of realism holding that the nature of an object depends on its relations to other objects.

For example, a penny not only looks round from one perspective and elliptical from another but is round with respect to one and elliptical with respect to the other, no perspective having any special privilege.

This enables us to say that the penny is seen as it is, because how it appears from a certain perspective is part of how it is.

E B McGilvary, Toward a Perspective Realism (1956)


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