naive realism


noun Philosophy.

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

Origin of naive realism

First recorded in 1880–85

Related forms

naive realist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for naive realism

naive realism

noun

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

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