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"It is opposing realism." <-- Can someone provide a direct link from Sensualism to the specific type of "realism" that is intended. (See: Realism (disambiguation)) --JWSchmidt 14:50, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

I have removed that statement. Realism is the doctrine that the world is as it appears. Realism does not take into account the way that the observer's constitution and perspective affect the way that the observer experiences objects. Realism dogmatically declares that the thing in itself is the same as the thing as it appears to a spectator. Sensualism or sensationalism is not the opposite of realism. Idealism is the opposite of realism. The opposite of sensualism may be some kind of apriorism (absolutism, abstraction, purism) in which the mind can have ideas that are not based on impressions that were received through the sense organs.Lestrade (talk) 14:31, 11 May 2008 (UTC)Lestrade