orectic


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o·rec·tic

(ō-rek'tik),
Pertaining to or characterized by orexia.
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However, the orectic state, in order effectively to be part of realistically interpreted virtue, needs to be a dimension of a correct conception of how to live.
For Aristotle, the point of the orectic state is strongly objective; there is a real difference between successfully actualizing one's nature, and failing to do so.
And though this is to credit him with an orectic state, it is not to credit him with an externally intelligible over-arching desire; for we cannot understand the content of the orectic state from the envisaged external standpoint.
I suggest, then, that this deeply orectic or passionate need and its continual revitalization symbolizes a certain general "law" of society.