naive realism


noun Philosophy.

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

Nearby words

  1. naismith's rule,
  2. naismith, james,
  3. naissance,
  4. naissant,
  5. naive,
  6. naivete,
  7. naivety,
  8. naiveté,
  9. najaf,
  10. najd

Origin of naive realism

First recorded in 1880–85


Related formsnaive 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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