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Naturalism vs. Lifelike

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Naturalismnoun

A state of nature; conformity to nature.

Lifelikeadjective

Like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation

‘a lifelike portrait’; ‘The robot was so lifelike, Jack could hardly tell it apart from his sister.’;

Naturalismnoun

The doctrine that denies a supernatural agency in the miracles and revelations recorded in religious texts and in spiritual influences.

Lifelikeadjective

Like a living being; resembling life; giving an accurate representation; as, a lifelike portrait.

Naturalismnoun

(philosophy) 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.

Lifelikeadjective

evoking lifelike images within the mind;

‘pictorial poetry and prose’; ‘graphic accounts of battle’; ‘a lifelike portrait’; ‘a vivid description’;

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Naturalismnoun

(philosophy) A doctrine which denies a strong separation between scientific and philosophic methodologies and/or topics

Lifelikeadjective

unaffected and natural looking;

‘a lifelike pose’; ‘a natural reaction’;

Naturalismnoun

(arts) 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.

Naturalismnoun

(nonstandard) naturism, nudism, social nudity.

Naturalismnoun

A state of nature; conformity to nature.

Naturalismnoun

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.

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Naturalismnoun

The theory that art or literature should conform to nature; realism; also, the quality, rendering, or expression of art or literature executed according to this theory.

Naturalismnoun

The principles and characteristics professed or represented by a 19th-century school of realistic writers, notably by Zola and Maupassant, who aimed to give a literal transcription of reality, and laid special stress on the analytic study of character, and on the scientific and experimental nature of their observation of life.

Naturalismnoun

(philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations

Naturalismnoun

an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description

Naturalismnoun

(in art and literature) a style and theory of representation based on the accurate depiction of detail

‘his attack on naturalism in TV drama’;

Naturalismnoun

the philosophical belief that everything arises from natural properties and causes, and supernatural or spiritual explanations are excluded or discounted

‘this romanticized attitude to the world did conflict with his avowed naturalism’;

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Naturalismnoun

(in moral philosophy) the theory that ethical statements can be derived from non-ethical ones.

Naturalismnoun

another term for natural religion

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