naturalistic approach

naturalistic approach,

n a medical philosophy that holds that illness results from external, objective causes (such as accident, infection, mal-formation, etc.)
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In the first study to use a naturalistic approach by collecting free-flowing life stories, researchers spoke with 34 members of an active retirement community, ages 59 to 92.
Herrmann-Pillath (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management) develops a naturalistic approach to economic thoery which treats the economy as an evolving physical system of knowledge governed by fundamental functions of harnessing and dissipating energy.
Klein thought it was a naturalistic approach that suited the surroundings of the beach and the bay.
Obviously, because I'm really only just starting out, I want to explore a lot of different things, and I did have a little go at comedy for a while, but this kind of drama is really interesting to me because of the whole historical, naturalistic approach," she says.
Best known for his ecological or naturalistic approach to planting design, Noel Kingsbury has written some 20 books on various aspects of plants and will be launching a course on Perennial Planting in the Late Summer/Autumn.
The chapter contains an especially nice discussion of why taking a naturalistic approach to a discipline complicates the task of accounting for its epistemic authority.
Fadel's works are realistic, as he follows a naturalistic approach in his art.
But Eric Anderson, of Tyne and Wear Play Association, said: "This naturalistic approach is encouraged by all the key play and safety agencies.
For example, a naturalistic approach to teaching mands for information might include hiding a piece from a student's favorite puzzle.
Hobeika, a theater rookie, opts for a generally naturalistic approach when depicting Jean u cheater, liar, loving husband and father.
With awareness of how past attitudes continue into the present--and yet are subject to change with time--a more naturalistic approach can be encouraged by applying general semantics principles to them.
Their topics include a naturalistic approach to the management of the Brazilian Amazon, environmental changes and habitat modifications for freshwater fish, eating activity in teleost fish, adaptation in digestive enzymes, the physiology and biochemistry of fresh water and marine fish larvae, alternate protein sources, the relation between nutrition and disease control and the development of fish populations as sources of biofuel.