Is a determinist necessarily a realist?

Use this philosophy forum to discuss and debate general philosophy topics that don't fit into one of the other categories.

This forum is NOT for factual, informational or scientific questions about philosophy (e.g. "What year was Socrates born?"); such homework-help-style questions can be asked and answered on PhiloPedia: The Philosophy Wiki. If your question is not already answered on the appropriate PhiloPedia page, then see How to Request Content on PhiloPedia to see how to ask your informational question using the wiki.
Maxcady10001
Posts: 431
Joined: September 12th, 2017, 6:03 pm

Re: Is a determinist necessarily a realist?

Post by Maxcady10001 » April 2nd, 2018, 6:29 pm

I actually typed out a long answer, but when I hit submit, I was signed out of my profile

1. Reality exists necessarily (If anyone denies the existence of reality, they are denying anything is real, which is a contradiction, because even at the highest level of scrutiny, it must be admitted that perception is real, therefore a realist of any sort, must admit to the first proposition, the rest follows, I believe this answers your first point)

2. What is called possible is a form of reality

3. Reality includes all of its forms

4. All forms of reality exist necessarily

Post Reply