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Naturalism may refer to:

  • Naturalism (philosophy), any of several philosophical stances wherein all phenomena or hypotheses commonly labeled as supernatural, are either false, unknowable, or not inherently different from natural phenomena or hypotheses
    • Methodological naturalism is the methodological assumption that that observable events in nature are explained only by natural causes without assuming the existence or non-existence of the supernatural,
    • Metaphysical naturalism, a view whereby the world is amenable to a unified study that includes the natural sciences and in this sense the world is a unity.
  • Ethical naturalism, the theory that ethical terms can be defined in non-ethical terms
  • Humanistic naturalism, an outlook that places the emphasis upon a naturalism based upon scientific reasoning

Naturalism in theatre: search for August Strindberg or Stanislavski Naturalism is any of several philosophical stances, typically those descended from materialism and pragmatism, that do not distinguish the supernatural (including strange entities like non-natural values, and universals as they are commonly conceived) from nature. ... Metaphysical naturalism is any worldview in which nature is all there is and all things supernatural (which stipulatively includes as well as spirits and souls, non-natural values, and universals as they are commonly conceived) do not exist. ... Naturalism, sometimes also called definism, is a theory in meta-ethics that holds that ethical terms can be defined; the meaning of ethical sentences can be given in totally non-ethical terms. ... Humanistic naturalism places the emphasis upon a naturalistic outlook based upon the scientific method of reasoning, qualified by a complementary emphasis upon the humanities. ...

Table of natural history, 1728 Cyclopaedia Natural history is an umbrella term for what are now usually viewed as several distinct scientific disciplines. ... Sociological naturalism is a term used in sociology, for the view that natural world and social world are roughly identical and governed by similar principles. ... Naturalism in art refers to the depiction of realistic objects in a natural setting. ... Naturalism is a movement in theater, 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. ... Lee Freedman is a prominent Australian racehorse trainer, best known for training three time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva. ... Naturalistic observation is a method of observation, commonly used by psychologists and social/behavioral scientists, that involves observing subjects in their natural habitats. ...

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Naturalism should not be confused with naturism, which is related to nudism-1... Bredene nude beach in Belgium. ...


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