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Scientific realism is the view that our best scientific theories give approximately true descriptions of both observable and unobservable aspects of a mind-independent world. Debates on this view between realists and their critics are at the very heart of the philosophy of science. In this essay, we examine the core principles of the realist position, and indicate some reasons in the conflict with its rivals.