Realism as the Departing Point of Medieval Philosophy

Authors

  • José Antonio Valdivia Fuenzalida Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19272/201800702007

Keywords:

Knowledge, Skepticism, Idealism, Scientific realism

Abstract

Some historians of philosophy have insisted on the fact that most medieval philosophers are profoundly realistic. This means that: 1) they accept the existence of an extra-mental world and, 2) they believe that sensory perception presents the world as it is itself. Based on the results of historical-philosophical research, this paper seeks to systematically develop the nature of realism, adopted by most of philosophers of thirteenth and fourteenth century, in order to explain its own characteristics. Comparing the latter with some contemporary versions of realism, I show that its main characteristic is being the starting point of the philosophical reflection.

Published

30-09-2018

How to Cite

Valdivia Fuenzalida, José Antonio. “Realism As the Departing Point of Medieval Philosophy”. Acta Philosophica 27, no. 2 (September 30, 2018): 315–330. Accessed June 21, 2024. https://www.actaphilosophica.it/article/view/3705.

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