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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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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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