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The philosophy that reduces all human knowledge to sense experience and all human desire to bodily appetite. Accordingly it denies universal ideas, internal freedom, the moral difference between sense and intellect, and the spirituality of the soul. (Etym. Latin sensus, feeling, perception; faculty of bodily perception.)
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