Definition of new realism in English:

new realism

Pronunciation /ˌnjuː ˈrɪəlɪz(ə)m/


historical Philosophy
  • An early 20th century reaction against the dominant idealist metaphysics of the 19th century and associated chiefly with the denial of any special status to the mind; specifically (frequently with capital initials) the American school espousing such views which was developed at Harvard by R. B. Perry (1876–1957) and others.


Early 20th century. From new + realism.