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sen·su·al·ism

(sen'shū-ăl-izm),
1. Domination by the emotions.
2. Indulgence in sensory pleasures.
[L. sensualis, endowed with feeling, fr. sentio, to feel]

sensualism

(sĕn′shū-ăl-ĭzm)
The state of being sensual, in which one's actions are dominated by the emotions.
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Woman's typical perversions can be wayward emotionalism, or "unilateral emotional development", sensualism, over-possessiveness, superficiality, an inordinate desire to communicate and an "indiscreet need to penetrate into the intimate life of others.
Like the soothing confusion of Thelonius Monk's arrangements, Hughes's poetic sensualism moves from the rushing within our heads, our dreams, to the articulation of those dreams in talk and, eventually, reality.
Not surprisingly, to have all the author's verse collected in one place allows us to trace his evolution, from the more grandiose and lengthier early poetry with its concentration on self-analysis and epistemological concerns, to the more private poetry of the later years, marked as it is by a greater sensualism and a coming to terms (mostly unsuccessful) with the process of aging.
The pietistic and sentimental-philosophical components of the German Enlightenment are hard to reconcile with the austere rationalism and materialism of the French Enlightenment, while eighteenth-century British empiricism and sensualism present yet another face of the Enlightenment.
While in Vindication Wollstonecraft counters sensualism and false Sensibility mainly with reason and understanding, (17) here she appropriates imagination as not only an aid to reason but as the sine qua non counterpart to reason in the unfolding of the full capacities of man, whose most noble aim is presented as the advancement of mankind and civilization.
The men of Massachusetts could hardly have seen in such unsuppressed sensualism anything but the most terrifying portents of the collapse of European civility.
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In that analysis, when discussing the erotic spirit in human culture, Percy followed Soren Kiekegaard in affirming that it was Christianity that first posited sensualism as a "spiritual category" and hot just an expression of biological appetite.
The fascination of Byron Kim's work has always been the way it held its two contrary tendencies, sensualism and conceptualism, in unresolved tension.
Then, Hegel's view on other philosophy of mind constructs is presented, such as on Condillac's sensualism and on empiricism.
He accuses the poems of "occasional affectation in metaphor," "perversion of human feeling," and "exaggerated Marianism" and deplores "the naked encounter of sensualism and asceticism" in the "Golden Echo" as well as Hopkins' efforts to "force emotion into theological or sectarian channels.
Unable to in dulge in the sensualism that was second nature to an artist like Fangor, she's abandoned radical bliss for a pleasure that feels secondhand.