animal nature

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the physical (or animal) side of a person as opposed to the spirit or intellect


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Philoctete's short novel represents what some American readers may call a flowering of magic realism in its reliance on vegetable and animal nature as forms of emotional feeling and mental consciousness.
In this sense, humans are capable of transcending their animal nature without becoming unnatural.
The ability to reflect on our animal nature in such compelling ways is part of what makes us human.
By dramatizing the limits of mere animal nature, fables can inspire
Respecting the environment does not mean considering material or animal nature more important than man.
Transhumanism has much in common with spiritual aspirations to transcend animal nature for deathlessness, superhuman abilities, and superior insight, though transhumanists pursue these goals through technology rather than (or at least not solely) through spiritual exercises.
It didn't take long for the Canadian musical trio, The Arrogant Worms, to notice the roadside sign for Terry's Taxidermy and Mounted Animal Nature Trail.
The novel, on its surface, appears to reinforce this boundary, for Moreau's experiments fail and the animals devolve back to their animal nature, but a closer examination shows that this boundary is never secure.
The anthropomorphic characters grow and change as they move the plot along; nevertheless, the animal nature of these birds comes through in their actions, some of which do not follow human nature.
But she had a soft animal nature, and was very dull and shallow.
It explores Livingstone's portrayal of a man's quest for synthesis with his animal nature in the poem, where a fantasy tigress represents the man's instinctual nature.
They contain all sorts of hybrids, of which man-animal combinations are the most recurrent, suggesting the eternal human duality: an animal nature that persists even within civilization.
This is neither rampant animal nature nor angelic selflessness, here we see only a falling away of those who thought these institutions connected them with others, a betrayal where the State has absented itself.
ET/PT, "National Geographic's Most Extreme Moments" takes you to the farthest reaches of the planet - and human and animal nature - from scarification rituals for young boys in Papua New Guinea, to tiger sharks cannibalizing their own siblings in the womb, to a parachute dive from over 100,000 feet up, the highest in history.
In his introduction the author lays out three separate categories of human attitudes to animals: (1) absolute anthropocentrism--humans are radically different from all other life; (2) relative anthropomorphism--humans are superior but some are more superior than others; (3) anthropomorphism--humans are superior but with an animal nature that has the possibility of sinking below capacity.