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Noun: New Realism
  1. A form of realism that was developed at the beginning of the 20th century in opposition to idealism, that emphasizes the distinction between the object and the act of sensation, and that holds the objective world to exist independently of the knowing mind and to be directly knowable.
    "central feature of the new realism was a rejection of the epistemological dualism of John Locke and of older forms of realism."

Type of: philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

Encyclopedia: New Realism