representationalism

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rep·re·sen·ta·tion·al

 (rĕp′rĭ-zĕn-tā′shə-nəl, -zən-)
adj.
Of or relating to representation, especially to realistic graphic representation.

rep′re·sen·ta′tion·al·ism n.
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representationalism

(ˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃənəˌlɪzəm) or

representationism

n
1. (Philosophy) 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. (Art Terms) fine arts the practice or advocacy of attempting to depict objects, scenes, figures, etc, directly as seen
ˌrepresenˌtationalˈistic adj
ˌrepresenˈtationist n, adj
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representationalism

the practice of creating recognizable figures, objects, and natural forms in art. Cf. Abstractism.
See also: Art
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I consider Noe's critique of, and alternative to, representationism concerning perceptual processes compelling.
Second, both would insist that knowledge does not involve any crude copy or sensory-laden representationism that falls between the mind and the thing being known.
In its objectivism and scientific representationism the Systems Thinking movement seems to have bypassed that rich human endowment.
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In his terminology, it is the distinction between representationism and quasi-represetationism.

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