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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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Implied in this division is the claim that some kinds of materialism are less corrosive to the spirit than others.
Alexander Yakovlev, head of the committee on propaganda for the USSR at the time (whom Aron cites frequently, but not on this point), argues that the culprit was Marxism and not merely the way in which Marxist theories had been followed in the Soviet Union but in its foundational principles: Hegelian inevitability and, more importantly, philosophical materialism.
Materialism has emerged as a topic of great interest among scholars across a broad range of disciplines, including social psychologists, demographers, political scientists, and consumer researchers (Burroughs and Rindfleisch 2002; Kilboume, Grunhagen, and Foley 2005).
presents a study of materialism in continental philosophy that focuses on the attempt by several philosophers to deal with materiality in terms of transcendence immanence.
The plane of immanence reveals the "unthought" in thought, and its absolute incompatibility with materialism only comes about when philosophers forget that thought and the constitution of matter have the fundamental ontological character of events, and instead identify "matter" with Body, and "thought" with Mind, in this way saddling themselves with an impasse that cannot be resolved because Mind and Body are said to possess mutually incompatible properties ("inert" vs.
Materialism and whether kids are spoiled is a frequent topic of discussion in Westchester County, N.
Second, Broom equates materialism with reductionism, ignoring a wealth of work on ideas such as emergence, holism or organicism, and philosophies that maintain high respect for science that address Broom's motivations for writing Life's X Factor in the first place.
associate professor and chair of the department of marketing at Seton Hall University, found that materialism and impulsiveness drive cell phone addiction.
Regarding the age of materialism and blurred class barriers, Dominic says: "We think Margaret Thatcher created this, but they created her.
Dr Sentamu added: "So let us receive the Peace Child this Christmas, and meet one another in love and welcome across the great chasm of idolatry, materialism, money, status and power, via Christ, the bridge.
Ghadirian believes, however, that materialism is actually the thread that today connects a wide range of problems, from environmental degradation to global extremes of wealth and poverty; from substance abuse to human trafficking.
I will rather focus on how his conception of materialism came to be and how he formulated an original form of dialectic materialism.