Definition of Naturalism

1. Noun. (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations.

Category relationships: Philosophy
Generic synonyms: Philosophical Doctrine, Philosophical Theory
Derivative terms: Naturalist



2. Noun. An artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description.
Exact synonyms: Realism
Generic synonyms: Art Movement, Artistic Movement
Derivative terms: Naturalistic, Realist

Definition of Naturalism

1. n. A state of nature; conformity to nature.

2. n. The theory that art or literature should conform to nature; realism; also, the quality, rendering, or expression of art or literature executed according to this theory.

Definition of Naturalism

1. Noun. A state of nature; conformity to nature. ¹

2. Noun. ''Metaphaphoric:'' The doctrine that denies a supernatural agency in the miracles and revelations recorded in the Bible, and in spiritual influences ¹

3. Noun. (philosophy) Any system of philosophy which refers the phenomena of nature as a blind force or forces acting necessarily or according to fixed laws, excluding origination or direction by a will. ¹

4. Noun. (philosophy) A doctrine which denies a strong separation between scientific and philosophic methodologies and/or topics ¹

5. Noun. (arts) A movement in theatre, film, and literature that seeks to replicate a believable everyday reality, as opposed to such movements as Romanticism or Surrealism, in which subjects may receive highly symbolic, idealistic, or even supernatural treatment. ¹

6. Noun. naturism, social nudity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Naturalism

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Medical Definition of Naturalism

1. 1. A state of nature; conformity to nature. 2. The doctrine of those who deny a supernatural agency in the miracles and revelations recorded in the Bible, and in spiritual influences; also, any system of philosophy which refers the phenomena of nature to a blind force or forces acting necessarily or according to fixed laws, excluding origination or direction by one intelligent will. Origin: Cf. F. Naturalisme. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Naturalism

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1. Orthodoxy: Its Truths and Errors by James Freeman Clarke (1918)
"Xo wonder that naturalism should come to do what the Church has left undone — to find its ... Against this, naturalism comes as a great and needed protest, ..."

2. Art in France by Louis Hourticq (1911)
"CHAPTER III naturalism Architecture in Towns: the Transformation of Paris. ... From naturalism to Impressionism.—Impressionism in Landscape, Decoration and ..."

3. The Radical (1866)
"So far as I understand the intellectual position of those whom the Radical aims to represent, it is one of sheer naturalism, making the relation between man ..."

4. The Six Days of Creation: Or, The Scriptural Cosmology, with the Ancient by Tayler Lewis (1855)
"... OR naturalism OF- SCIENCE WITH ITS ONE FIRST CAUSE.—THE RELIGIOUS OR SUPERNATURAL naturalism.—Six DIVINE ACTS OR BEGINNINGS RECORDED IN GENESIS. ..."

5. Infidelity: Its, Aspects, Causes, and Agencies: Being the Prize Essay of the by Thomas Pearson (1854)
"THE DENIAL OF THE DIVINE PROVIDENTIAL GOVERNMENT, OR naturalism. Distinctive characteristic of naturalism—Denounces every idea of Divine interposition—Not ..."

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