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Origin of materialism
OTHER WORDS FROM materialisman·ti·ma·te·ri·al·ism, noun
Words nearby materialism
Example sentences from the Web for materialism
Both followed wars; people were tired of idealism and self-sacrifice and were determined to enjoy a self- indulgent materialism.
It just feeds the fire of materialism, and feeds the fire of make up, and false attire, and whatnot.
You mentioned “materialism” earlier, and one of the themes of both The Hunger Games and Divergent is class warfare.
A Youtube video of some jet-setting Buddhist monks has Thailand scrambling to crack down on materialism in the monastic ranks.Jet-Setting Video of Thai Buddhist Monks Causes Scandal|Erin Cunningham|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It seems the world of law and idol breaking needed something of the Greeks' materialism, too.
Materialism, it is objected, makes of man a mere machine, which is considered very debasing to the human race.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
So atheism, and the disbelief of the existence of the soul after death, characterized that materialism.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
It was partly too to encourage "a religious and poetic sentiment" in Italy, and combat the dominant scepticism and materialism.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
In Euripides, we see the first fatal symptoms of the skepticism and materialism which finally overtook the Greek stage.
Hence she welcomed eagerly everything which seemed to show that materialism was the true philosophy of life.Evolution of Life and Form|Annie Wood Besant
British Dictionary definitions for materialism
Derived forms of materialismmaterialist, noun, adjectivematerialistic, adjectivematerialistically, adverb
Cultural definitions for materialism
In philosophy, the position that nothing exists except matter — things that can be measured or known through the senses. Materialists deny the existence of spirit, and they look for physical explanations for all phenomena. Thus, for example, they trace mental states to the brain or nervous system, rather than to the spirit or the soul. Marxism, because it sees human culture as the product of economic forces, is a materialist system of beliefs.