Also called representational realism, a philosophical concept broadly equivalent to the view of perception in the natural sciences. States that the world is not and cannot be perceived as it really is, but rather that humans only know their interpretation of how the world is. See also: phenomenalism.

REPRESENTATIONALISM: "Representationalism states that humans are unable to perceive the world as it really is."
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