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representationalism

[rep-ri-zen-tey-shuh-nl-iz-uh m, -zuh n-] /ˌrɛp rɪ zɛnˈteɪ ʃə nlˌɪz əm, -zən-/
noun
1.
Also called representative realism. Epistemology. the view that the objects of perception are ideas or sense data that represent external objects, especially the Lockean doctrine that the perceived idea represents exactly the primary qualities of the external object.
2.
Fine Arts. the practice or principle of representing or depicting an object in a recognizable manner, especially the portrayal of the surface characteristics of an object as they appear to the eye.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; representational + -ism
Related forms
representationalist, noun
representationalistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for representative realism

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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