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animalism

the doctrine or belief that man lacks a spiritual nature
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In his message on 4th anniversary of terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar, Prime Minister said the tragic incident unified and solidified the whole nation against an enemy which is a blot on humanity and the worst example of animalism.
War is not a commemoration of animalism towards women.
The Hmong were not exposed to mental health care concepts of the West, and their primary source of physical and mental healing practices were through traditional healings of animalism as well as strong ties to ancestral worship (Culhane-Pera, Her, & Her, 2007).
This is symbolized by the disappearance of modesty; in the most elementary forms everything is reduced to "water, sleep, sex," falling, in short, into pure animalism. The reference to modesty is striking, in that Del Noce sees that virtue as important to the maintenance of civilization.
By this point Padilla may have gotten confused, as he was most likely pertaining to animism, not animalism. Animalism pertains to the philosophical theory in regard to the metaphysical nature of humans: that humans are simply animals, and not immaterial souls.
This philosophic approach argues that the movement, which assigns a value to the animal, considered as a unique being (known as "modern animalism"), contains several contradictions.
In the most famous twentieth century political allegorical novella of George Orwell' (Animal Farm, 1945) the animals adopt the Seven Commandments of Animalism, the most important of which is, "All animals are equal." Later on, the smart ones abridged the Seven Commandments to a single phrase: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
The Old Major dies and but the animals were deeply impressed by his theory of Animalism.
The imperial imagination, especially objectification and 'othering', hinging on biology, geography, animalism, sexuality, gender, lightness and darkness, 'colour and culture' and professed absence, whether real or fanciful; enables conquest (Comaroff and Comaroff 1997: 689-703; Kline 1994: 454; Costa 2000: 13; Nyamnjoh 2016: 45; Bron 2017: 1, 22).
"It was banned by the censors due to ideological reasons which, of course, had no rational arguments, probably because censorship always had a bigger imagination than me."Asked what fascinates him about insects and why its presence in the movie is crucial, the director answered that insects, and animals in general, bring animalism and a certain spontaneity into the film which cannot be controlled and tamed.
In the end, the 'laws of animalism' are subsumed into a single law - that 'all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.'
This animalism is, however, in man subject to a totally unique interior life grounded--per the standard conceptualization of the rational soul--in two distinct immaterial faculties: those of the intellect, which shapes reason, and the will, which shapes appetite.