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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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A naive and materialistically oriented idea about the direction of the relationship between anti-consumption and well-being could be that lower levels of consumption foster well-being on the macro level (e.g., environmental protection due to resource reduction) but simultaneously reduces well-being on a micro level owing to restriction of symbolic and functional consumption benefits.
The core values of a materialistically depressed person are comprised of reverence and motivation for material things and money.
Finally, it ends up in "distorting Marxist form" (BE 67) as the familiar history-blasting allegory, which, according to Scholem, is nevertheless--even in Benjamin's own imagination--still propelled more by messianic hopes than by materialistically determined means of production.
"When you consider what the Rangers players have got, materialistically and every other way, then they have to look at themselves.
Michael Mitchell found that being popular, aggressively competitive, materialistically driven and self-confident are traits promoted in conventional schools," wrote Haverluck.
This is suggested in the section epigraph which indicates as well the danger that materialistically depressed persons may be motivated at a deep level to have money or the appearance of having it via material accouterments and trappings obtained at any cost, by any means in order to feel good about themselves, others, and one's environs.
But so long as we are experientially constrained state-specifically to our present cosmologically dissociated condition, we can only know through the lens of a Hegel three perspective where all is materialistically experienced as different than, and distanced and separate from, our consciousness experiencing it.
"The UK is benefiting from us a lot materialistically, but when politics gets involved, we are getting the worst of everything," he added.
Although it is materialistically poor, it has First World education, literacy, and health care.
Materialistically expedient they become spiritually bankrupt.
The bar has been set so materialistically high that many parents must be at their wits end, having to go without things themselves in order to provide for their loved ones and little ones.
Coming from a gender-studies perspective, Schneebaum suggests that L'Engle's female characters are encouraged to practice "passive" love, rather than autonomously develop other materialistically respected skills (36).