naïve realism
The view that in sense-experience we directly perceive the objects of the external world is direct realism. The view is the natural view of people everywhere, and of philosophers when they are off-duty, but it remains naïve until is is buttressed by explanations of how experience may change while things do not, how illusion is possible, how colours and sounds can be regarded as properties of things independent of us, and so forth.

Philosophy dictionary. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Naïve realism — argues we perceive the world directly Naïve realism, also known as direct realism or common sense realism, is a philosophy of mind rooted in a common sense theory of perception that claims that the senses provide us with direct awareness of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Naive realism — a view of a reality ontologically independent of conception, perception, etc. Objects have certain properties regardless of any thought to the contrary. • Critical realism a view that certain types of sense data accurately represent a mind… …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • naive realism — naive realist. Philos. the theory that the world is perceived exactly as it is. Also called commonsense realism, natural realism. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • naive realism — noun (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived • Syn: ↑realism • Topics: ↑philosophy • Hypernyms: ↑philosophical doctrine, ↑philosophical theory …   Useful english dictionary

  • Realism — Realism, Realist or Realistic may refer to:The arts*Realism (arts), the depiction of subjects as they appear in everyday life *Realism (dramatic arts), a movement towards greater fidelity to real life *Realism (visual arts), a style of painting… …   Wikipedia

  • Naive (disambiguation) — Naive or Naïve indicates having or showing a lack of experience, understanding or sophistication. Naive or Naïve may also refer to: Naïve (album), a 1990 album by KMFDM Naïve (song), a 2006 song by The Kooks Naïve Records, a French record label… …   Wikipedia

  • Naïve — may refer to:*a French loanword (adjective, form of naïf ) indicating having or showing a lack of experience, understanding or sophistication*Naïve art, art created by untrained artists, or artists aspiring to naïve realisations *Naïve realism, a …   Wikipedia

  • Realism — a view of a reality ontologically independent of conception, perception, etc. Objects have certain properties regardless of any thought to the contrary. • Critical realism a view that certain types of sense data accurately represent a mind… …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • Direct and indirect realism — Direct realism argues we perceive the world directly For representationalism in the arts, see Realism (visual arts). The question of direct or naïve realism, as opposed to indirect or representational realism, arises in the philosophy of… …   Wikipedia

  • Philosophical realism — Contemporary philosophical realism is the belief that our reality, or some aspect of it, is ontologically independent of our conceptual schemes, linguistic practices, beliefs, etc. Realism may be spoken of with respect to other minds, the past,… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”