from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Excessive devotion to sensual pleasure; sensuality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Addiction to or obsession with sensual pleasures or affairs
- n. The doctrine that gratification of the senses is the highest good.
- n. The doctrine that all knowledge not only originates in sensation, but are transformed sensations, copies or relics of sensations; sensationalism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition or character of one who is sensual; subjection to sensual feelings and appetite; sensuality.
- n. The doctrine that all our ideas, or the operations of the understanding, not only originate in sensation, but are transformed sensations, copies or relics of sensations; sensationalism; sensism.
- n. The regarding of the gratification of the senses as the highest good.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A state of subjection to sensual feelings and appetites; sensuality; especially, lewdness.
- n. In philosophy, the doctrine that the only source of knowledge is sensation; sensationalism. Also sensism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. desire for sensual pleasures
- n. (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
In full reaction from the "sensualism" of Condillac, he restored a due activity to the _ego_; he made it a force not restricted to the reception of sensations, which transform themselves, but one which seized upon, elaborated, linked together, and combined them.
The philosophy which follows is that of self-centred materialism and 'sensualism'.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; thenext of its dignity and sanctity.
This isn't just about the sexual aspects of sensualism, it is about 'feeling'.
"All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music," wrote Walter Pater in The Renaissance, a collection of criticism that scandalized Oxford in the 1870s by its apparent advocacy of sensualism and momentariness.
(Like much of Davenport's work it is imbued with a Fourieresque utopianism and homoerotic sensualism that is both deeply appealing in its relish of the world's intellectual and sensational richness and deeply unsettling in its openness to critique as pederastic apologia.)
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.
The different choices players make would correspond to different ideologies: sensualism, intellectualism, spiritualism, etc.
At each particular moment, they would be use one of three different verbs, each corresponding to the three ideologies: sensualism, intellectualism, spiritualism.
… A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.