Non-naturalism



[nach-er-uh-liz-uh m, nach-ruh-] /ˈnætʃ ər əˌlɪz əm, ˈnætʃ rə-/

noun
1.
Literature.

2.
(in a work of art) treatment of forms, colors, space, etc., as they appear or might appear in nature.
Compare (def 4), (def 3a).
3.
action arising from or based on natural instincts and desires alone.
4.
Philosophy.

5.
Theology.

6.
adherence or attachment to what is natural.
noun
1.
the meta-ethical doctrine that moral properties exist but are not reducible to “natural”, empirical, or supernatural ones, and that moral judgments therefore state a special kind of fact Compare naturalistic fallacy See also descriptivism
/ˈnætʃrəˌlɪzəm; -tʃərə-/
noun
1.

2.
a school of painting or sculpture characterized by the faithful imitation of appearances for their own sake
3.
the belief that all religious truth is based not on revelation but rather on the study of natural causes and processes
4.
(philosophy)

5.
action or thought caused by natural desires and instincts
6.
devotion to that which is natural
n.

1630s, “action based on natural instincts,” from natural + -ism. In philosophy, as a view of the world and humanity’s relationship to it, from 1750. As a tendency in art and literature, from 1850.

A movement in literature and the arts, and an approach to philosophy. Literary and artistic naturalism aims at accuracy and objectivity and cultivates realistic and even sordid portrayals of people and their environment. Philosophical naturalism, which is often identified with materialism, holds that minds, spirits, and ideas are fundamentally material.

In the visual arts, an attempt to depict the natural world as accurately and objectively as possible.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Non-naturalistic

    [nach-er-uh-lis-tik, nach-ruh-] /ˌnætʃ ər əˈlɪs tɪk, ˌnætʃ rə-/ adjective 1. imitating or the usual surroundings. 2. pertaining to or . 3. pertaining to , especially in literature and art. /ˌnætʃrəˈlɪstɪk; -tʃərə-/ adjective 1. of, imitating, or reproducing nature in effect or characteristics 2. of or characteristic of naturalism, esp in art or literature 3. of […]

  • Non-navigable

    [nav-i-guh-buh l] /ˈnæv ɪ gə bəl/ adjective 1. deep and wide enough to provide passage to ships: a navigable channel. 2. capable of being steered or guided, as a ship, aircraft, or missile. /ˈnævɪɡəbəl/ adjective 1. wide, deep, or safe enough to be sailed on or through: a navigable channel 2. capable of being steered […]



  • Non-necessities

    [nuh-ses-i-tee] /nəˈsɛs ɪ ti/ noun, plural necessities. 1. something or indispensable: food, shelter, and other necessities of life. 2. the fact of being or indispensable; indispensability: the necessity of adequate housing. 3. an imperative requirement or need for something: the necessity for a quick decision. 4. the state or fact of being or inevitable: to […]

  • Non-necessity

    [nuh-ses-i-tee] /nəˈsɛs ɪ ti/ noun, plural necessities. 1. something or indispensable: food, shelter, and other necessities of life. 2. the fact of being or indispensable; indispensability: the necessity of adequate housing. 3. an imperative requirement or need for something: the necessity for a quick decision. 4. the state or fact of being or inevitable: to […]



Disclaimer: Non-naturalism definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.