naive realism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n naive realism (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived
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Usage

In literature:

It demands a great effort to clear our minds of these familiar conceptions which, it is plain are nothing but naive realism.
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet
At the same time they are delightful for their gracious realism, for their naive touch upon the follies of the period.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
It occupies the position of an emancipated empiricism or a thoroughgoing naive realism.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
There is an intense and naive realism in his story.
"Special Method in Primary Reading and Oral Work with Stories" by Charles Alexander McMurry
Dewey favors the naive standpoint, and affirms that presentative realism is tainted by an epistemological subjectivism.
"John Dewey's logical theory" by Delton Thomas Howard
A naive realism withstands both affronts.
"Essays in Experimental Logic" by John Dewey
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In science:

On the other hand, we deny naive Einsteinian realism – assigning results of all possible observations to a hidden variable.
Detection model based on representation of quantum particles by classical random fields: Born's rule and beyond
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