Thursday, January 03, 2013

#29 Materialism

Today's entry inspired by Ian Crofton's book is Number 29 Materialism

Materialism can be taken as a rejection of the idealism of yesterday (see the entry from then).

Materialism is the doctrine that matter is the only reality and that the mind, the emotions and so on are merely functions of it. Materialism is the rejection of any religious or supernatural account of things.

The materialists have had to adapt as more as has been learnt of molecular structure,atoms and the sub atomic particles that have been discovered.

Karl Marx was (famously) a historical materialist