representationalism

noun rep·re·sen·ta·tion·al·ism \ ˌre-pri-ˌzen-ˈtā-shnə-ˌli-zəm , -shə-nᵊl-ˌi- \

Definition of representationalism

1 : the doctrine that the immediate object of knowledge is an idea in the mind distinct from the external object which is the occasion of perception
2 : the theory or practice of realistic representation in art

representationalist

play \ˌre-pri-ˌzen-ˈtā-shnə-list, -shə-nᵊl-ist\ noun

Examples of representationalism in a Sentence

  1. the artist eventually abandoned the representationalism of his earlier work

First Known Use of representationalism

1842

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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