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date: 16 December 2019

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The past three decades have seen a renewed interest among analytic philosophers in the topic of realism, an interest that has given rise to a significant body of literature at the intersection of metaphysics and the philosophy of language. Michael Dummett's contributions to this literature have been as influential as any. He first focused the attention of analytic philosophers on the topic in a series of papers in the late 1960s and early 1970s; and his continuing efforts to explore the issue of realism have shaped much of the discussion in the ensuing years. Dummett's earliest writings on realism have a straightforward aim.

Keywords: realism, anti-realism, Michael Dummett, metaphysics, philosophy of language, analytic philosophers

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