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REALISM

Every form of philosophy that recognizes: 1. the objective existence of God and the world and their various relationships, independently of human knowledge and desire; 2. that these beings are knowable as they are in themselves; 3. the need for one to conform his or her mind, will, and conduct to this objective reality in order to be happy and attain one's final destiny.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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