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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.
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.
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.