- the doctrine that the good is to be judged only by the gratification of the senses.
- the doctrine that all ideas are derived from and are essentially reducible to sensations.
Examples from the Web for sensationalist
Anyway, far be it from me to get on my high horse about sensationalist covers.Tina Brown: Why Kim Kardashian Isn’t ‘Aspirational'|Tina Brown|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No surprise there, despite the sensationalist media coverage that, perhaps by design, left people wondering, “Will they make it?”A Pilot’s Take on the 747 That Landed at the Wrong Kansas Airport|Patrick Smith|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yes, the tabloids can be tacky, sensationalist, intentionally misleading, and ethically suspect.What You Can Learn From John Edwards and Rielle Hunter|Michelle Cottle|June 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Another form of the trick of idiosyncrasy is the bald realism of the sensationalist.How to Write a Novel|Anonymous
Condillac's doctrine is sensationalist, but not materialistic.A History of French Literature|Edward Dowden
Thus, again, does he bridge the chasm that separates between the Sensationalist and the Idealist.Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker
It is in this sense that the word is usually employed, and has been employed by the Sensationalist School themselves.Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge|Alexander Philip
Hence those sentences which sound so strangely in the mouth of Locke, the sensationalist.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
British Dictionary definitions for sensationalist
- the doctrine that knowledge cannot go beyond the analysis of experience
- ethics the doctrine that the ability to gratify the senses is the only criterion of goodness