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Pragmatists

practical consequences. Try to interpret each notion by tracing practical consequences- what would it mean for one theory over another to be true (language= tool for survival rather than abstract nature of reality/creative etc) Darwin helped pragmatic thesis

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The non-constitutive nature of relations:

Nothing can be defined by its relations to anything else: Nothing may have its relations intrinsic to it
For 2 things to be related (in any way) they must indeed be two identifiably separate things (have intrinsic properties)

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Realist Epistemology

We can and do have objective knowledge of the world.
Ontological egalitarianism:
Only one kind or level of reality
Everything exists in space and time

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Realist Ontology:

The world and all its facts exist independently of minds.