naive realism(redirected from Naïve 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
the theory that the world is perceived exactly as it is. Also called natural realism, commonsense realism. Cf. idealism, realism.See also: Philosophy
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|Noun||1.||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