realism (Roger Penrose)

As Roger Penrose
<http://www.friesian.com/penrose.htm&gt; says in a footnote to /The
Emperor’s New Mind/:

I have taken for granted that any ‘serious’ philosophical viewpoint
should contain at least a good measure of realism. It always
surprises me when I learn of apparently serious-minded thinkers,
often physicists concerned with the implications of quantum
mechanics, who take the strongly subjective view that there is, in
actuality, /no/ real world ‘out there’ at all! The fact that I take
a realistic line wherever possible is not meant to imply that I am
unaware that such subjective views are often seriously maintained —
only that I am unable to make sense of them. [p. 299]

[Hume Shifts the Burden of Proof](http://www.friesian.com/hume.htm)

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