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sensualism (philosophy)

Definition:

the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Plural:

sensualisms

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

sensual + -ism
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of sensualism...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

sensualism | sensationalism (sense 3a), sensationalism [sense-specific]

the quality or state of being sensual | another word for "sensationalism (sense 3a), sensationalism" [sense-specific] (15 of 233 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sensualism

Oxford Dictionary:

sensual | sensualism [derived] | sensualize [derived] | sensually [derived]

of or arousing gratification of the senses and physical, especially sexual, pleasure The words sensual and sensuous are frequently used ... (20 of 220 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sensual

Wikipedia:

Sensualism | sensationalism | sensism

a philosophical doctrine of the theory of knowledge, according to which sensations and perception are the basic and most important form of true cognition. It may oppose abstract ideas. The basic principle of sensualism is "there is not anything in... (40 of 191 words)

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Wiktionary:

sensualism | sensualisms [plural] | sensationalism [synonym, sense-specific]

Addiction to or obsession with sensual pleasures or affairs | [ethics] The doctrine that gratification of the senses is the highest good. | [epistemology] The doctrine that all knowledge not only originates in sensation, but are transformed sensations,... (36 of 60 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sensualism

Merriam-Webster:

sensualism | sensualist [noun, related] | sensualistic [adjective, related]

persistent or excessive pursuit of sensual pleasures and interests (9 of 28 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sensualism

Random House Dictionary:

sensualism | sensationalism [philosophy, definition 3, synonym, sense-specific]

subjection to sensual appetites; sensuality. | [philosophy] sensationalism (definition 3) (9 of 15 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sensualism

New World Dictionary:

sensualism | sensualist [noun, related] | sensualistic [adjective, related]

frequent or excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures | "sensationalism" (specific sense) (10 of 15 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sensualism

American Heritage Dictionary:

sensualism | sensualist [noun, related] | sensualistic [adjective, related]

Excessive devotion to sensual pleasure; sensuality. (6 of 12 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sensualism

Britannica Encyclopedia:

sensationalism [philosophy and psychology]

in epistemology and psychology, a form of Empiricism that limits experience as a source of knowledge to sensation or sense perceptions. Sensationalism ... (22 of 209 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/534684​/sensationalism

Columbia Encyclopedia:

sensationalism

in philosophy, the theory that there are no innate ideas and that knowledge is derived solely from the sense data of experience. The idea was ... (25 of 65 words)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

sensationalism [disapproving] | sensationalist [adjective, derived] | sensationalise [verb, British, derived] | sensationalize [verb, derived]

when newspapers, television, etc. intentionally present information in a way that is intended to be shocking or exciting (18 of 47 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sensationalism

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sensationalism [uncountable] | sensationalist [singular] | sensationalists [plural]

a way of writing or talking about events that makes them seem as exciting or shocking as possible (18 of 46 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sensationalism

Encarta Dictionary:

sensualism | sensualist [noun, derived] | sensualistic [adjective, derived]

devotion to sensual gratification | Same as sensationalism (sense 2) (9 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717873​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

sensualism

Origin: sensual + -ism

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sensualism

sensual

Origin: Late Latin sensualis ("endowed with feeling, sensual"), from Latin sensus ("feeling, sense").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sensual

-ism

Origin: Ultimately from either Ancient Greek -ισμός (-ismos), a suffix that forms abstract nouns of action, state, condition, doctrine; from stem of verbs in -ίζειν (-izein) (whence English -ize), or from the related... (32 of 47 etymology words)

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

sensualism

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sensualism"

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the Free Dictionary:

sensualism

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "sensualism"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sensualism"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "sensualism" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sensualism

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sensualism"

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YourDictionary Audio:

sensualism

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sensualism" by speech synthesizer

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