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naive realism

noun, Philosophy
1.
the theory that the world is perceived exactly as it is.
Also called commonsense realism, natural realism.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
Related forms
naive realist, noun
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  • In fact, they reject the naive realism at the heart of science as it is practiced.
British Dictionary definitions for naive realism

naive realism

noun
1.
(philosophy) the doctrine that in perception of physical objects what is before the mind is the object itself and not a representation of it Compare representationalism (sense 1)
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