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PURE REALISM: PLATONISM AS A SERIOUS CONTEMPORARY ALTERNATIVE

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Author(s): Samuel C. Wheeler III

Journal: Annales Philosophici
ISSN 2067-3159

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 91;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: pure realism | Platonism | metaphysics | natures

ABSTRACT
When it becomes a subject for a deep and systematical analysis, Platonism proves to be a serious rival for contemporary realisms in providing a modern metaphysics. Not only that pure Platonic realism has the advantage of elegance and clarity, but it also show at least three less abstract advantages: first, the Parmenidean principle is adhered to rather than being accepted just most of the time. Second, pure realism avoids the category of metaphysical necessity and third, the ontology becomes more simple, consisting only of natures
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