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representationalism

/ˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃənəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
(philosophy) the doctrine that in perceptions of objects what is before the mind is not the object but a representation of it Compare presentationism, naive realism See also barrier of ideas
2.
(fine arts) the practice or advocacy of attempting to depict objects, scenes, figures, etc, directly as seen
Derived Forms
representationalistic, adjective
representationist, noun, adjective
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