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animalism (n.)

1828, "brutishness, state of being a (mere) animal; moved by sensual appetites as opposed to intellectual or moral forces," from animal + -ism. From 1857 as "the doctrine that man is a mere animal."

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Definitions of animalism from WordNet

animalism (n.)
the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature;
animalism (n.)
preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites;
Synonyms: physicality
From wordnet.princeton.edu