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materialism

Philosophy
The philosophical theory that nothing exists in the universe but matter and energy.

Psychology
A personal preoccupation with material things and comforts, to the exclusion of intellectual, spiritual and cultural pursuits.
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The results suggested that the link between materialism and Facebook activity can be partly explained by materialists displaying a stronger social comparison orientation, having more Facebook friends and objectifying and instrumentalising their friends more intensely.
The materialist claims that this teleological form of explanation does not capture what is metaphysically fundamental, whereas his preferred physical form of explanation does.
He weighs the arguments of pro- and anti-analogy camps, going back to his division of jurists into formalists and materialists.
However, despite the lack of consensus among specialists and the persistence of the problem, both academic and lay publications often present the materialist view of mind as an established scientific fact that should be accepted by every educated person, including psychiatrists and scientists in general (4,8).
Thus while materialists are right to complain that Cartesian dualism leaves mind-body interaction obscure, dualists are right to complain that purported materialist explanations in fact ignore, or even implicitly deny, the existence of mind.
Rather than try to referee a Mammon contest between Americans and Europeans, I want to divide materialists into several different bathtubs.
So Clark has not only to take on the materialists, but he must also take on his allies in the English School itself.
This article explores how new materialist feminism, a recent development in feminist theory, builds on ecofeminist philosophy.
This said, the food distribution example above clearly falls into the materialist arena, but so might a matter involving medicine distribution.
This generated The Materialists - a group who didn't want to stop knitting.
Plantinga does not argue for this premise as well--he seems to be taking its denial to be crazy--although, of course, eliminative materialists deny it.