Definitions for "Naturalism"
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.
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.
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.
The ethical theory that moral values can be derived from sense experience. Naturalists believe statements of fact (is) can imply statements of moral obligation (ought). The contrary Ethical position is Ethical Non naturalism or ethical non-cognitivism. See also naturalistic Fallacy.
In ethics, naturalism is the theory that moral values can be derived from facts about the world and human nature. The naturalist holds that "is" can imply "ought."
Using nature and the natural world as exemplary model for painting and sculpture. It does not relate to any particular historical period.
Style of art treating drapery, bodily movements, and facial expressions as they might appear in nature or real life. Sculptures carved in the Gothic era showed considerably more naturalism than in the Romanesque or Byzantine eras ( see Gothic sculpture).
Painting style that uses an expression of subject's color and tone to result in a representative or impressionistic appearance of forms and landscapes.
emphasizes the role of society, history, and personality in determining the actions of its characters, usually expressed as a conflict between the charcters and their environment.
The idea that principles of the natural sciences should be used for social research. Positivism
A tendency toward strict adherence to the physical appearance of nature and rejection of ideal forms.
The non-stylized presentation of objects from making an accurate likeness of the object.
A style of writing, acting and production that aims to reproduce real life exactly on stage.
Keywords:  conformity
A state of nature; conformity to nature.
Keywords:  materialism, see
see materialism.