• (noun): Someone who thinks that nothing exists but physical matter.
    Synonyms: irreligionist
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on materialist, materialists:

Susan Bordo - Theoretical Context - Materialism
... She is therefore situated within a materialist framework, for, as Susan Hekman points out, “Bordo’s emphasis on the materiality of the body, what most of us would call the ‘real’ body ... Situating Bordo within a feminist and materialist theoretical context, her work is often compared and contrasted with Judith Butler’s writing, writing that deals with ... enlightening analyses of Bordo’s situatedness within materialist discourse and suggests both differences and similarities in the theoretical concerns of Bordo and Butler ...
R. A. Wilson - The Cosmic Trigger Series and Other Books
... that mainstream science has a strong materialist bias, and that in fact modern physics may have already disproved materialist metaphysics ... The materialist fundamentalists are funnier than the Christian fundamentalists, because they think they're rational!...They're never skeptical about anything except the things they have a ...
Solipsism - Relation To Other Ideas - Idealism and Materialism
... Materialists do not claim that human senses or even their prosthetics can, even when collected, sense the totality of the 'universe' simply that what they cannot ... reflexive existence is not considered by materialists to be experienced on the atomic level, the individual's physical and mental experiences are ultimately ... But for materialists, ideas have no primary reality as essences separate from our physical existence ...
Post-materialism - Sociological Postmaterialism
... were undergoing transformation of individual values, switching from materialist values, emphasizing economic and physical security, to a new set of post-materialist values, which instead emphasized ... that the younger people were much more likely to embrace post-materialist values, Inglehart speculated that this silent revolution was not merely a case of a life-cycle change, with people ...
Stilfragen - Background
... is argued in explicit opposition to that of the "technical-materialist" school, according to which "all art forms were always the direct products of materials and techniques" and that ornamental "motifs ... followers from Semper himself, writing that The theory of the technical, materialist origin of the earliest ornaments is usually attributed to ... As the technical-materialist position had attained the status of dogma, Riegl stated that "the most pressing problem that confronts historians of the decorative arts today is to reintegrate the historical ...

More definitions of "materialist":

  • (noun): Someone with great regard for worldly possessions.

Famous quotes containing the word materialist:

    The human imagination ... has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.
    John Berger (b. 1926)

    Every materialist will be an idealist; but an idealist can never go backward to be a materialist.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.
    —C.S. (Clive Staples)