animalism

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Etymology[edit]

animal +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

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animalism (countable and uncountable, plural animalisms)

  1. The doctrine that humans are merely animals, and lack any spirituality.
  2. The enjoyment of physical appetites.
  3. (philosophy) a theory of personal identity which holds that persons are individual organisms of the species Homo Sapiens, and the conditions of our persistence and identity are simply those of animals.