[ 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.



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Also called presentative realism.

Origin of presentationism

First recorded in 1835–45; presentation + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM presentationism

pres·en·ta·tion·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for presentationism

/ (ˌprɛzənˈteɪʃəˌnɪzəm) /


philosophy the theory that objects are identical with our perceptions of themCompare representationalism

Derived forms of presentationism

presentationist, noun, adjective
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