- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

The view that abstract concepts have no corresponding realities and do not exist outside the mind. In fact, the only thing that a particular group of entities have in common is the mutual name we give them.

Longer explanation

So what do ‘white’ people have in common? A realist would say there's a universal ...

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