Naturalism vs. Idealism

Naturalism vs. Idealism — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Naturalism and Idealism

Naturalismnoun

The practice of describing precisely the actual circumstances of human life in literature.

Idealismnoun

The act or practice of envisioning things in an ideal and often impractical form.

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The practice of reproducing subjects as precisely as possible in the visual arts.

Idealismnoun

Pursuit of one's ideals, often without regard to practical ends.

Naturalismnoun

A movement or school advocating such precise representation.

Idealismnoun

Idealized treatment of a subject in literature or art.

Naturalismnoun

The principles and methods of such a movement or of its adherents.

Idealismnoun

(Philosophy) The theory that the object of external perception, in itself or as perceived, consists of ideas.

Naturalismnoun

(Philosophy) The system of thought holding that all phenomena can be explained in terms of natural causes and laws.

Idealismnoun

The property of a person of having high ideals that are usually unrealizable or at odds with practical life.

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(Theology) The doctrine that all religious truths are derived from nature and natural causes and not from revelation.

Idealismnoun

The practice or habit of giving or attributing ideal form or character to things; treatment of things in art or literature according to ideal standards or patterns;—opposed to realism.

Naturalismnoun

Conduct or thought prompted by natural desires or instincts.

Idealismnoun

(philosophy) An approach to philosophical enquiry, which asserts that direct and immediate knowledge can only be had of ideas or mental pictures.

Naturalismnoun

A state of nature; conformity to nature.

Idealismnoun

(philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality

Naturalismnoun

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

Idealismnoun

impracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are

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.

Idealismnoun

elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued

Naturalismnoun

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

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

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

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