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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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He weighs the arguments of pro- and anti-analogy camps, going back to his division of jurists into formalists and materialists.
Belief in the existence of an Eternal and First Cause is the common ground between the believers in God and the materialists.
Rather than try to referee a Mammon contest between Americans and Europeans, I want to divide materialists into several different bathtubs.
Materialists tend to buy more than other consumers and are more willing to go into debt because they believe that buying things will make them happier.
So Clark has not only to take on the materialists, but he must also take on his allies in the English School itself.
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.
Beauregard attempts to demonstrate that the materialist nondistinction between mind and brain is in error, and instead asserts strongly that they are two distinct entities.
The problem for materialists, according to Beauregard, is that the subjective experience of free will necessitates an agent that can sometimes completely override that alleged biological predetermination, or "the roulette wheel's spin.
And another line between the crude materialists who inhabit a flattened world, devoid of spirit, and the older metaphysical wisdom that understood that reason itself poses questions which it cannot answer on its own.
Pierre Trudeau baptized this revolution and its philosophy of liberation using its language of idealism--the language of "rights and freedoms" and "the rule of law" and "democracy" to great effect thereby giving the hedonists and materialists the moral high ground.
Philosophers are grouped into schools (rationalists, liberals, materialists, existentialists, etc.