To watch a video about naturalism, go here please… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GauXU1DlhYsIt is said that naturalism is a metaphysical theory that holds that all phenomena can be explained mechanistically in terms of natural causes and laws. But also just the term naturalism itself describes a type of literature that attempts to apply scientific principles of objectivity and detachment to its study of human beings. Unlike realism, which focuses of literary technique, naturalism implies a philosophical position.
“About once or twice every month I engage in public debates with those whose pressing need it is to woo and to win the approval of supernatural beings. Very often, when I give my view that there is no supernatural dimension, and certainly not one that is only or especially available to the faithful, and that the natural world is wonderful enough—and even miraculous enough if you insist—I attract pitying looks and anxious questions. How, in that case, I am asked, do I find meaning and purpose in life? How does a mere and gross materialist, with no expectation of a life to come, decide what, if anything, is worth caring about?”