naive realism

noun Philosophy.

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

Words nearby naive realism

Origin of naive realism

First recorded in 1880–85

OTHER WORDS FROM naive realism

naive realist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for naive realism

naive realism


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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