Definition of new realism in English:

new realism

noun

Philosophy
historical
  • An early 20th cent. reaction against the dominant idealist metaphysics of the 19th cent. 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.

Origin

Early 20th century. From new + realism. Compare neo-realism.

Pronunciation

new realism

/ˌnjuː ˈrɪəlɪz(ə)m/