naive realism

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naive realism

n
(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