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Synonyms for sensationalism

subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes

the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes


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(philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good

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And, as Sully says, the assumption underlying these physiological experiments "is quite as susceptible of interpretation on the Idealist's theory as on the Realist's" (72), which gives a clue as to what sensationism represents for Conrad--the site in which those two conflicting impulses in his art can meet in a portrayal of human action pursued in a world of circumstance and apprehension.
Burke's sensationism suggests that, Boulton to the contrary, analogies between mental and bodily taste in the Enquiry are not merely deceptively simple comparisons.
he pours himself entire into the bosom of the woman he adores" [44]), this rhapsody echoes the novel's favored tropes of corporeal sensationism, which comprise a vascular, hydrodynamic model for the physiology of emotion.
Scientists must adopt a "minimal" scientific naturalism that allows for no supernatural divine interference with the laws of cause and effect in the universe, but withholds incorporation of the philosophical presuppositions of materialism, sensationism (no perception except sensory perception), and atheism.
1) This eighteenth-century French epistolary novel about the peripeties of a Peruvian princess provides in many ways a textbook example of such an aesthetics and serves to underline the interplay between sensationism and the century's most persistent theme of sensibility.
He deals with religion and sensationism in the days of the Puritans, books for children, the pensive poets, politics in the Revolutionary era, Shakespeare and the Bible as perennial best sellers, the pirated European novelists and poets, the coming into popularity of American writers from Cooper and Irving on, the cheap "libraries" of 1875-93, the crusaders, the literary fevers of the 1890s, family novels, the amazing popularity of writers like <IR> CHARLES M.
Kant espoused a sophisticated version of sensationism.