NAIVE REALISM

is the philosophical position which states that ones sense perceptions provides direct evidence and therefore knowledge of an external reality, which is not conditioned by ones perceptual apparatus or individual perspective. The arrival of Cartesian beliefs has rendered this position as untenable for most philosophers.

NAIVE REALISM: "John's extreme tendency towards Naive Realism was the psychologist's main cause for concern as he wasn't able to make sound decisions in the real world."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NAIVE REALISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/naive-realism/ (accessed July 4, 2020).
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