Neo-Realism, Liberalism, And Neo-Realism?

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The study of the four theories (realism, neo-realism, liberalism, and neo-liberalism) gives more insight in comprehending the world through a philosophical lens. In this paper, the four theories are examined in relation to what they depict about the society and the world today. The examination of the four theories in this paper seeks to reveal their implications in different spheres of life, including political and social domains of the society. This study is significant in exploring these theories to relate their implications in the contemporary society while projecting what they mean for the future. Realism Realism is associated with a radical change in the way things were done during the antiquity. It was a wave that was felt in different spheres of life, including arts, literature and social organizations (Baylis, Smith & Owens, 2017). The realists reject the traditional forms of doing things and advocated for a modern way that would catch up with the industrial revolution during the wake of enlightenment period. A movement, which began in France in 1840s, realism, became profound in revolutionizing painting while expanding the understanding of what constitutes art. Realists sought to make things apparent and real so that the society can relate to them. It is opposed to idealism, which according to them is less practical. Philosophically, realism seeks to instill the progressive aims of modernism while exploring new truths, which are pursued through re-examination and
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