naturalism

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

an artistic movement in 19th century France

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I'm not an expert on public policy, but the extent to which public policy regarding land use has often held hands with American naturalism and Christian ideas of predestination seems pretty evident.
Donald Pizer's lively and succinct American Naturalism and the Jews: Garland, Norris, Dreiser, Wharton, and Cather explores a riddle that has long dogged scholars of American literary naturalism: how could writers whose reformist politics were otherwise so liberal indulge in the crude semantics of antisemitism?
American Naturalism and the Jews opens exciting avenues for such work.
Although his discussion of the vicissitudes of American naturalism is complex and multifaceted, the underlying thread of his argument is found in his account of the point at which the naturalists broke with Greek metaphysics.
Religion as a cultural force stunting individual autonomy is a common theme in American naturalism as illustrated by Crane's Maggie, Dreiser's American Tragedy, Farrell's Studs Lonigan, and Wright's Native Son.
Playwright Sam Shepard returns to the New York stage with the Manhattan Theater Club's world premiere of "Eyes for Consuela," an uneasy blend of American naturalism and south-of-the-border mysticism.
WHEN WALTER BENN MICHAELS'S The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism appeared in 1987, the study of American naturalism underwent a fundamental change.
American naturalism also rejects empiricism's separation of facts and values; values are regarded by naturalists as fully aspects of nature.
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