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presentationism

[prez-uh n-tey-shuh-niz-uh m, pree-zen-] /ˌprɛz ənˈteɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm, ˌpri zɛn-/
noun, Epistemology.
1.
the doctrine that in perception, or in all forms of knowledge, there is an immediate awareness of the things perceived.
Also called presentative realism.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; presentation + -ism
Related forms
presentationist, noun, adjective
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presentationism

/ˌprɛzənˈteɪʃəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
(philosophy) the theory that objects are identical with our perceptions of them Compare representationalism
Derived Forms
presentationist, noun, adjective
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