naive realism

  1. the theory that the world is perceived exactly as it is.

Origin of naive realism

First recorded in 1880–85

Other words from naive realism

  • naive realist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for naive realism

naive realism

  1. philosophy the doctrine that in perception of physical objects what is before the mind is the object itself and not a representation of it: Compare representationalism (def. 1)

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