presentationism

[ prez-uh n-tey-shuh-niz-uh m, pree-zen- ]
/ ˌprɛz ənˈteɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm, ˌpri zɛn- /

noun Epistemology.

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

Nearby words

  1. present-day,
  2. presentable,
  3. presentation,
  4. presentational,
  5. presentationalism,
  6. presentative,
  7. presentee,
  8. presenteeism,
  9. presenter,
  10. presentient

Origin of presentationism

First recorded in 1835–45; presentation + -ism

Also called presentative realism.

Related formspres·en·ta·tion·ist, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for presentationism

presentationism

/ (ˌprɛzənˈteɪʃəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

philosophy the theory that objects are identical with our perceptions of themCompare representationalism
Derived Formspresentationist, noun, adjective

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