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naturalism

A guiding principle of the physical universe and understanding thereof, which holds that all that exists (and all phenomena can be explained) without recourse to supernatural concepts—i.e., all that exists in the universe can be explained by science.
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During the baseline condition for each participant, the researcher removed the participant from his or her clinical therapy session and set up one naturalistic probe (described above).
Buddha] is a consequence of a naturalistic metaphysics, Flanagan thinks that his account of [eudaimonia.
In particular, he employs the witch trials as a counterexample to the processes he has described, as an anomaly in the trend to increasing use of naturalistic explanations in the West.
b) do naturalistic approaches show comparatively greater generalization?
The data collected for naturalistic assessment consists of behaviors and responses that have meaning independent of the assessment context.
Irrespective of whether you are living in an area with features that provide a naturalistic setting from which you can develop your own theme, or living in the depths of Manama, surrounded by harsh, concrete structures, it is of paramount importance that your plant selection is suitable for your garden soil.
In Chapter 3 Link stresses the importance of recognizing common ground between utopian fiction and naturalistic texts.
Hunter uses the term "theological naturalism" for this naturalistic paradigm.
Essays approach cat life from a naturalistic perspective and avoid sentimentality.
Moreover, traditional religions in general have tended historically to scorn homosexuality or, at best, tolerate it, while the naturalistic, reason-based worldview of Humanism sees homosexuality in its accurate perspective--as a natural orientation that should be accepted as part of the ordinary social order.
Inspired equally by scientific curiosity and artistic compulsion, his startling images are at once literal, naturalistic, and entirely imaginary.
Moreover, ID was decisively debunked as a scientific theory--it invokes supernatural causes; it has not generated one hypothesis that is empirically testable; it is not supported by one single peer-reviewed publication; it neglects plausible naturalistic explanations of phenomena, like blood-clotting; and its "positive argument" is a weak argument by analogy.