[lit-ideas] What Makes Realism Metaphysical

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In a message dated 2/20/2015 2:02:16 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  d
onalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx writes in 'Re: criteria': "A fortiori, assertions like 
"There exist natural laws" or even "There exists at least one natural law" -  
which are not even falsifiable - remain forever and entirely metaphysical. 
Yet  Popper asserts that "There exist natural laws" is true, and its truth can 
be  argued for. He defends this assertion as part of what he calls 
"metaphysical  realism". 
And then I suppose he would also hold that there are other metaphysical  
-isms that CAN be falsified? (Metaphysical Idealism, say) -- or IS indeed  
I would not think so, since that may lead to an inconsistency.
For we may be having Popper defending a preference for some  metaphysical 
-ism, which, unlike metaphysical realism, IS 'falsifiable'?
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