naive realism


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naive realism

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(Philosophy) 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 representationalism1

naive realism

the theory that the world is perceived exactly as it is. Also called natural realism, commonsense realism. Cf. idealism, realism.
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Noun1.naive realism - (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
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Of all of our senses, we rely on vision the most, so it is easy to succumb to naive realism and think that a brain scan is an actual picture of a brain.
For they took naive realism about perceptual experience to be incompatible with Kant's claims about the way the understanding is necessarily involved in perceptual consciousness.
Philosophically, Churchland tends toward reductionism and naive realism.
The three accounts are naive realism, egocentrism, and cognitive-informational processing.
Constructive realism seems to me as a sophisticated approach as it avoids both naive realism and naive constructivism.
1) It offers a sophisticated view of the social construction of reality that steers between the naive realism found in many varieties of environmental thought and an overly linguistically oriented social constructivism found in others.
Kiddo, who was born in the southern village of Bethanien, is known for his naive realism oil-paintings.
In a provocative essay, he argues that in order to guard against naive realism and moral righteousness, social justice counselors must more fully articulate their theoretical approach and its implications for therapeutic practice.
One way of contrasting these styles of social understanding with one another and with the versions of naive realism to be found in psychiatry and psychology is to examine their characteristics as bodies of knowledge (in relation to ontology, epistemology, methodology and even political or ethical values).
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Being qua Being asserts the other as real: this is so-called naive realism.
The resulting problem has then always been to explain how we are justified in taking for granted, as we instinctively do in the naive realism of common sense, that these inner mental states or entities represent reliably a correlative real world outside our consciousness.