materialism

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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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Western science went wrong by cutting away from its moral and spiritual bedrock, following the sixteenth century, to fasten onto the shifting sands of secular materialism.