Etymology: Confer naturalisme.
- A state of nature; conformity to nature.
- Metaphaphoric: The doctrine that denies a supernatural agency in the miracles and revelations recorded in the Bible, and in spiritual influences
- (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 an intelligent will.
- (philosophy) A doctrine which denies a strong separation between scientific and philosophic methodologies and/or topics
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