presentationism

[ prez-uhn-tey-shuh-niz-uhm, pree-zen- ]

nounEpistemology.
  1. the doctrine that in perception, or in all forms of knowledge, there is an immediate awareness of the things perceived.

Origin of presentationism

1
First recorded in 1835–45; presentation + -ism
  • Also called presentative realism.

Other words from presentationism

  • pres·en·ta·tion·ist, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for presentationism

presentationism

/ (ˌprɛzənˈteɪʃəˌnɪzəm) /


noun
  1. philosophy the theory that objects are identical with our perceptions of them: Compare representationalism

Derived forms of presentationism

  • presentationist, noun, adjective

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