sensism

noun
sens·​ism | \ ˈsenˌsizəm \
plural -s

Definition of sensism

1a : the philosophic doctrine that sense perceptions furnish the sole data of knowledge
b usually disparaging : sensationalism
2 : hedonistic resort to the sensuous

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“Sensism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sensism. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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