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Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. On Philosophy of Language: Direct Theory of Reference. 3. Humanizing Realism: From Metaphysical Realism to Internal Realism. 4. On Philosophy of Mind: Functionalism and Beyond. 5. Liberating Realism: From Internal Realism to Natural Realism. 6. On Philosophy of Mathematics, Physics and Logic. 7. On Moral and Social Matters. 8. Bibliography.