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    Realism is a broad paradigm in which it is a view of international politics that stresses its competitive and conflictual side. Realists often trace their intellectual roots to Thucydides classic account of Peloponnesian war in the fifth century B.C. At their core realists’ theories have a pragmatic approach to international relations describing the world as it is not as it ought to be. Realist believe that power is the currency of international politics. Great powers, the main actors in the realist’ account pay careful attention to how much economic and military power they have relative to each other. Realism depicts international affairs as a struggle for power among self-interested states. There are two dominant strands of realism in twentieth…

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    international politics, realism can be seen as a response to the utopian thought that occupied the thoughts of students of international…

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    Indirect realism as the more plausible perception theory Indirect realism is a more plausible theory of perception than direct realism. Direct realism was first described by Aristotle. He described how a seer learns about an object by directly seeing it impressed on the eye. In other words, it is where external material objects are directly experienced, without sense-data (Bernecker, 2008). René Descartes and John Locke were supporters of indirect realism, the position that our conscious…

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    Magical realism has many elements. One of the most common ones are the elements of the magical and the mundane interwoven seamlessly, the story is set in an otherwise ordinary world with familiar historical and/or cultural realities, and objects and setting within the story taking lives of their own in a way that is ordinary to the characters. These characteristics can be found in the following stories. Magical realism is the blend between reality and the extraordinary. Both texts, “A Very Old…

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    Realism explains international relations in terms of power. According to the Pearson Revel e-textbook, it is a theory with international relations that bases its foundation is dominance. Within Realism, there are certain core assumptions about how the world and it’s states work. It firstly assumes that human nature is selfish, therefore believing that the causes of state behavior comes from a rational pursuit of self-interest. Realism also argues that the most important actors are states. Within…

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    Realism: Realism is a literary movement which began in France in middle of nineteen century. It deals with the themes and ideas associated with daily life. A realistic picture of society with issues related to common man and social and cultural system are portrayed as it is. Realism was the reaction against “Romanticism” where life is depicted with all its harsh and soft realities, where relations and situations are presented without idealizing, flattering or romanticizing. It deals specially…

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    Today, the international community revolves around a state’s overall ability to to reach a hegemonic state, which refers to the overwhelming power a state has over other states, therefore establishing its dominance and influence other nations for fear of losing their sovereignty. This idea is known as Realism and according to Eric Shiraev and Vladislav Zubok, the authors of International Relations 2nd edition, “Realism is an approach to IR that focuses on states and their interests, balance of…

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    faithful representation of reality’ or ‘verisimilitude’, realism is a literary technique practised by many schools of writing. Although strictly speaking, realism is a technique, it also denotes a particular kind of subject matter, especially the representation of middle class life. In arts and literature, realism may be defined as an attempt to represent life truthfully and also avoiding all such literary techniques which make life seem implausible,…

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    Realism is a period of art that started in the 1850’s and has continued on in various forms since then. In a literary sense Realism is the attempt to portray life as it is and not, like the Romantics, as it should be. This philosophy is the heart of Realism and “has its origins in Descartes and Locke” who laid the groundwork for Empirical thought (Ian Watts, Rise of the Novel). Realism portrays society by using Empirical methods, the human senses, to create an objective view of reality in the…

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    Realism Research Paper Throughout the course of history, literature has been focused on themes such as religion, political independence, and romance. America had never really been exposed to the harsh truths of life that people faced. Then around the nineteenth century, Realism was introduced; a movement that showcased reality. The Realism movement was a polar opposite of previous topics. Stories were written to display accurate representations of middle class life. A Realist who daringly took…

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