Realism or Idealism?

  • View about the nature of reality
    • The world exists independent of the mind
  • Can we prove idealism is false?
    • If not, then we can't know for sure that there's an external world
  • Direct realism
  • Indirect realism
  • The predictive success of science would be a statistical miracle if our beliefs didn't correspond to the world
    • Hard to explain if you aren't a realist

Philosophy Metaphysics