Definitions for naturalismˈnætʃ ər əˌlɪz əm, ˈnætʃ rə-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nat•u•ral•ismˈnætʃ ər əˌlɪz əm, ˈnætʃ rə-(n.)
a literary style combining a deterministic view of human nature and a nonidealistic, detailed observation of events.
(in a work of art) treatment of forms, colors, space, etc., as they appear or might appear in nature.
Category: Fine Arts
the theory of literary or artistic naturalism.
Philos. the belief that all phenomena are covered by laws of science and that all teleological explanations are therefore without value.
Ref: natural theology .
adherence or attachment to what is natural.
Origin of naturalism:
(philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
A state of nature; conformity to nature.
Metaphaphoric: The doctrine that denies a supernatural agency in the miracles and revelations recorded in the Bible, and in spiritual influences
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.
A doctrine which denies a strong separation between scientific and philosophic methodologies and/or topics
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.
naturism, social nudity.
Origin: Confer naturalisme.
a state of nature; conformity to nature
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
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a philosophical term used to denote the resolution of the supernatural into the natural, and its obliteration; the reference of everything to merely natural laws, and the denial of all supernatural interference with them.