fetish

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talisman

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a small object worn or kept for its supposed magical power

an irrational preoccupation

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a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body

a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

excessive or irrational devotion to some activity

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2) Here we present case because of its rarity as patient was observed to have an uncommon paraphilia called hair fetishism or partialism which comes under paraphilia NOS.
This strength is on display most prominently in his treatment of partialism.
The partialism of Noddings's care ethics is apparent because she makes the personalized, caring relationship with another central to ethics, eschewing objectivity and impartiality.
As for sexual orientation, which the Supreme Court of Canada read into the Charter of Rights in 1995, it is described by the American Psychiatric Association as including the following: homosexuality, bisexuality, pedophilia, transgenderism, transexuality, transvestitism, transvestic fetishism, autogynephilia, voyeurism, exhibitionism, fetishism or sexual fetishism, zoophilia, sexual sadism, sexual masochism, necrophilia, klismaphilia, telephone scatalogia, urophilia, apotemnophilia, coprophilia, copraphagia, toucherism, partialism, gender identity disorder, frotteurism, and frattemism (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition).
In this paper the author outlines a relationship-based account of moral obligation which he thinks can solve the problem of distance and capture the intuitions behind both impartialism and partialism.
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