What does animatism mean?

animatism meaning in General Dictionary

the attribution of awareness and character to natural phenomena such as thunderstorms and earthquakes and also to items such as for example plants and stones

Sentence Examples with the word animatism

Animism may have arisen out of or simultaneously with animatism as a primitive explanation of many different phenomena; if animism was originally applied to non-human or inanimate objects, animism may from the outset have been in vogue as a theory of the nature of man.

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