A brief history of new realism

pages: 591-609


  • Maurizio Ferraris Department of Philosophy and Education, University of Turin, Italy




Idealism, Post-modernism, New Realism, Ontology, Epistemology


In this paper I try to sketch a brief history of new realism. Starting from nineteenth century idealism, I then move on to discuss twentieth century postmodernism, which, I argue, is the heir of idealism and the theoretical enemy of new realism. Finally, I offer a reconstruction of how and why contemporary new realism came into being and propose a few remarks on its future perspectives. Keywords: idealism, post-modernism, new realism, ontology, epistemology


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How to Cite

Ferraris, M. (2016) “A brief history of new realism: pages: 591-609”, Filozofija i društvo/Philosophy and Society. Belgrade, Serbia, 27(3). doi: 10.2298/FID1603597F.