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Synonyms for materialism

a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters


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(philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality

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Using these and other similar forms of courteous appeal, we reintroduced all my precious passages under a form which not even the doctor's watchful materialism could suspect.
To 1865 belongs his most widely-read book, 'Sesame and Lilies,' three lectures on the spiritual meaning of great literature in contrast to materialism, the glory of womanhood, and the mysterious significance of life.
On the candid light of the eyes flitted shadows; shadows of doubt, of suspicion, the ready suspicion of an unquenchable antagonism, the pitiless mistrust of an eternal instinct of defence; the hate, the profound, frightened hate of an incomprehensible--of an abominable emotion intruding its coarse materialism upon the spiritual and tragic contest of her feelings.
We have yet had no genius in America, with tyrannous eye, which knew the value of our incomparable materials, and saw, in the barbarism and materialism of the times, another carnival of the same gods whose picture he so much admires in Homer; then in the Middle Age; then in Calvinism.
The mother, meanwhile, had gone in search of the shawl and stockings; for her own view of the matter, however subtle and delicate, had given way, as it always did, to the stubborn materialism of her husband.
He handled physical details as if there were nothing beyond them; yet spiritualized them all, and redeemed himself from materialism by his strong and eager aspiration towards the infinite.
When Epstein, the agent, wrote to say that the allegory had been purchased by a Glasgow plutocrat of the name of Bates for one hundred and sixty guineas, Sellers' views on Philistines and their crass materialism and lack of taste underwent a marked modification.
No, Summerlee, I will have none of your materialism, for I, at least, am too great a thing to end in mere physical constituents, a packet of salts and three bucketfuls of water.
The value of monetary possessions, hinged on materialism, has contributed to the greed for money.
His topics include the sociological law of retrospection: the law of revolutionary retrospection as a consequence of economic materialism, Comtism and Marxism: positivism and the monistic comprehension of history, what economic materialism is, a few main principles in the development of art, and the social dialectic in Vico's philosophy.
This paper aims to analyse comparatively the relationship between materialism and life satisfaction from sociological and theological points of view.
In this complex scenario, materialism has been increasingly used to explain this complexity (Hudders & Pandelaere, 2012; Chan et al.
This article explores and puts together eight important factors influencing materialism in children aged 8-12 years using a large sample from Spain.
Feminism, new materialism, historical materialism, postcolonialism, dehumanisation, agency
This study investigates the interplay between religion, materialism, and economic development as they affect one's satisfaction with life, with attention specifically focused on the effects of religiosity.