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animalism

the doctrine or belief that man lacks a spiritual nature
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Once those restrictions are taken away, we see the display of pure animalist instinct.
While at first seemingly excessive and animalist, Ketabgian reads Gaskell as refiguring consumption as a luxury possible only through the industrialized workplace that allows for greater access.
"To immediately assume that anyone who participates in a sport like ours must be animalist is a naive and simplistic way of looking at things.
The person in question is vegetarian and animalist Elizabeth Costello, whose fervent and sometimes incoherent lecturing and answering back to an ill-disposed audience (her family included) will plunge her into an almost regressive state of dejection and childlike (or senile?) confusion.
Her animalist taxonomies of singers, dancers, and their audiences within what she calls the "new cafe-concert aesthetic" (124-44) include epilepsy, hysteria, minstrelsy, hybridity, nudity, ugliness, eroticism, dissolution, vulgarity, savagery, disease, and especially the simian resemblance.
Although humane, man animalist trends should not be seen as man-detracting feature: From our point of view animalism only represents the neat emergence of animal biological strength and energy, a basic kind of living and a physical force, which only in some extreme cases and occasions can be viewed as brutality.
For Jarrell's generation of poets, however, the wish for a return to an animalist totality belonged most particularly to Marianne Moore.
Another antidote against the force of dehumanization is to surpass the animalist state in which individuals prove to be just "like cringing dogs." (45) How can you redeem a man when his soul is lost?
It turns man's purely animalist collection of impulses and urges into a vehicle for passing on not merely accidental memes, but deliberately engineered transformative customs across generations.