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  • The Sadducees were materialists.†   (source)
  • They are godless through and through, gross egotists, despicable materialists.†   (source)
  • I saw my life as if I stood apart from it, the vanity, the self-serving, the constant fleeing from one petty annoyance after another, the lip service to God and the Virgin and a host of saints whose names filled my prayer books, none of whom made the slightest difference in a narrow, materialistic, and selfish existence.†   (source)
  • I think it flattered him that I enjoyed his classes so much I would take them for no materialistic reason like credit and an A, but for the sheer beauty of chemistry itself.†   (source)
  • The materialism of domestic life and the excessive ministrations of his mother and his sister, who insisted on feeding and dressing him, irritated him, as did Alba's fascinated pursuit.†   (source)
  • I found it materialistic, indulgent, and, with all of the chocolate, completely unhealthy.†   (source)
  • Its materialistic analysis of economics rang true to me.†   (source)
  • And how, Cedric, did that materialism manifest itself?†   (source)
  • It was impossible to go to a movie with him without getting involved afterwards in a discussion on empathy, Aristotle, universals, messages and the obligations of the cinema as an art form in a materialistic society.†   (source)
  • Japanese troops had long been told they were racially and morally superior to the soft and materialistic Western man.†   (source)
  • Less materialistic, more philosophical.†   (source)
  • He probably thinks I'm holding him to American standards of capitalist materialism!†   (source)
  • We are all realists here, and materialists.†   (source)
  • No, materialistic.†   (source)
  • Here, posing as piety was an example of the very materialism the church opposed.†   (source)
  • The power of materialist science to explain everything—from the behavior of the galaxies to that of molecules, atoms, and their submicroscopic components—seems to be inarguable and the principal glory of the modern mind.†   (source)
  • Our culture has sunk into a bog of materialism.†   (source)
  • Your materialism will make you suffer terribly not only at the end but also on the way.†   (source)
  • Folks just believed it was materialistic for a long time until our class.†   (source)
  • We are mundane and materialistic—and do you know of any other nation that acts for ideals?†   (source)
  • And how did he handle the growing materialism in which so many people feel no need of faith and consider the church almost an anachronism?†   (source)
  • Blackstock, a robust, handsome, gracefully balding man in his middle fifties, was one of God's blessed whose destiny had led him from the stony poverty of a shtetl in Russian Poland to the most sublime satisfactions that American materialistic success could offer.†   (source)
  • It was the price for my more materialist attitude, my seeking to occupy the middle ground, between absorption in life and soaring above the cares of the earth.†   (source)
  • You're an incorrigible materialist, aren't you?†   (source)
  • But in those days of the triumph of materialism, matter had become a disembodied idea, and the problems of alimentation and fuel supply took the place of food and firewood.†   (source)
  • JACQUELINE: Essentialists and materialists.†   (source)
  • When Feld has sufficiently recovered from his anguished disappointment to ask why, she answered without hesitation, "Because he's nothing more than a materialist."†   (source)
  • Can't you rise above those petty materialistic definitions?†   (source)
  • Of course, I do not expect anyone in this materialistic country to understand me.†   (source)
  • You can't discuss morality in materialistic terms.†   (source)
  • The Marines fought for publicity and had materialistic desires, their government pamphlets assured them.†   (source)
  • is that a materialistic place!†   (source)
  • I'm speaking of things that can't be named in materialistic words ....the higher realms of the spirit, which man can never reach...What's any human achievement, anyway?†   (source)
  • This was a ritual, deeply rooted in the soil of inexplicable neurosis and materialistic urgency, which' I have gone through many times since when vision and invention have flagged to the point of inertia, and both writing and reading have become burdensome to the spirit.†   (source)
  • Monists believe that the material world is the only world-hence, materialists.†   (source)
  • Materialism also had many advocates in the seventeenth century.†   (source)
  • Materialism was constantly nourished by the new sciences.†   (source)
  • No. Materialists in the philosophical sense.†   (source)
  • You said he was a historical materialist?†   (source)
  • Because Kierkegaard became an existentialist and Marx became a materialist?†   (source)
  • Both idealism and materialism are themes you will find all through the history of philosophy.†   (source)
  • But this was not the case for all eighteenth— and nineteenth-century materialists.†   (source)
  • Marx became what is known as a historical materialist.†   (source)
  • Aristotle had a more organic view of natural processes than the mechanical materialists ....†   (source)
  • As regards extended reality, he takes a thoroughly mechanistic view—exactly like the materialists.†   (source)
  • If Marx had rejected this interaction, he would have been a mechanical materialist.†   (source)
  • We should just mention a final current, materialism, which also has historical roots.†   (source)
  • The opposite viewpoint is called materialism.†   (source)
  • Nor is he the passive observer of all things, as the objective idealists and materialists would say.†   (source)
  • Plus I get to experience culture instead of mindless materialism.†   (source)
  • It wasn't aimed at men like you and me, only at mindless materialists!†   (source)
  • You, the purest and most moral man among them, have been sneered at as a 'vulgar materialist.'†   (source)
  • Victims of an age of rampant materialism.†   (source)
  • You probably remember that Democritus and the materialists said that nature must consist of minimal parts that everything is made up of.†   (source)
  • About the same time, Marx had written a doctoral thesis on Democritus and Epicurus—in other words, on the materialism of antiquity.†   (source)
  • At the time there were a lot of confirmed materialists who did not believe in a God, and who professed to atheism.†   (source)
  • He was not a philosophical materialist like the atomists of antiquity nor did he advocate the mechanical materialism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.†   (source)
  • German materialists in the nineteenth century claimed that the relationship of thought to the brain was like the relationship of urine to the kidneys and gall to the liver.†   (source)
  • He was not a philosophical materialist like the atomists of antiquity nor did he advocate the mechanical materialism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.†   (source)
  • But because Marx realized that there was an interactive or dialectic relation between bases and superstructure, we say that he is a dialectical materialist.†   (source)
  • He felt that current philosophies and science were a threat to the Christian way of life, that the all-pervading materialism, not least, represented a threat to the Christian faith in God as creator and preserver of all nature.†   (source)
  • He was a materialist.†   (source)
  • Dialectical materialism seemed to offer both a searchlight illuminating the dark night of racial oppression and a tool that could be used to end it.†   (source)
  • Yeah, facade, okay.... It was, you know, also a time of materialism," he says, ducking the trickier subject of intellectualism.†   (source)
  • A friend once asked me how I could reconcile my creed of African nationalism with a belief in dialectical materialism.†   (source)
  • I've merely been succumbing to the Western drag of materialism—which you have to have the strength of elephants to resist.†   (source)
  • He studied this argument for a long time,then knifed it into two smaller groups which he called scientific materialism and classic formalism.†   (source)
  • Of these two main sources of that epithet "just," Phaedrus felt that the first, scientific materialism, was by far the easiest to cut to ribbons.†   (source)
  • I was attracted to the scientific underpinnings of dialectical materialism, for I am always inclined to trust what I can verify.†   (source)
  • I acquired the complete works of Marx and Engels, Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, and others and probed into the philosophy of dialectical and historical materialism.†   (source)
  • Scientific materialism, which is commoner among lay followers of science than among scientists themselves, holds that what is composed of matter or energy and is measurable by the instruments of science is real.†   (source)
  • This refutation of scientific materialism, however, seemed to put him in the camp of philosophic idealism...Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Bradley, Bosanquet...good company all, logical to the last comma, but so difficult to justify in "common sense" language they seemed a burden to him in his defense of Quality rather than an aid.†   (source)
  • What is this presumptuous little bit of rail, which crude materialists are so proud of building-compared to that eternal grandeur?†   (source)
  • As witness our great industries-the only accomplishment of our alleged civilization-built by vulgar materialists with the aims, the interests and the moral sense of hogs.†   (source)
  • Dagny, we who've been called 'materialists' by the killers of the human spirit, we're the only ones who know how little value or meaning there is in material objects as such, because we're the ones who create their value and meaning.†   (source)
  • As products of the split between man's soul and body, there are two kinds of teachers of the Morality of Death: the mystics of spirit and the mystics of muscle, whom you call the spiritualists and the materialists, those who believe in consciousness without existence and those who believe in existence without consciousness.†   (source)
  • You blank out the fact that most mystics of muscle started out as mystics of spirit, that they keep switching from one to the other, that the men you call materialists and spiritualists are only two halves of the same dissected human, forever seeking completion, but seeking it by swinging from the destruction of the flesh to the destruction of the soul and vice versa-that they keep running from your colleges to the slave pens of Europe to an open collapse into the mystic muck of India, seeking any refuge against reality, any form of escape from the mind.†   (source)
  • "Through all the ages," he said, "the mind has been regarded as evil, and every form of insult: from heretic to materialist to exploiterevery form of iniquity: from exile to disfranchisement to expropriation-every form of torture: from sneers to rack to firing squadhave been brought down upon those who assumed the responsibility of looking at the world through the eyes of a living consciousness and performing the crucial act of a rational connection.†   (source)
  • Gordon added after a pause: "It has often happened in history that a lofty ideal has degenerated into crude materialism.†   (source)
  • It is a strange lack in the sex which is in other things more primitive and more materialistic.†   (source)
  • To put it in materialistic terms, it has kept us alive ever since.†   (source)
  • This was how America had embraced Communism; this was America's first green fruit of materialistic rebellion.†   (source)
  • Even if there isn't supposed to be any such thing as love in a purely materialistic conception of society?†   (source)
  • His outlook was bleak and materialistic.†   (source)
  • He was more materialistic, less romantic, more direct.†   (source)
  • Is anything wrong with you this evening that you grow so materialistic?†   (source)
  • "You speak in purely materialistic terms," she objected.†   (source)
  • As usual, his was the sheer materialistic side, and Maud's was the idealistic.†   (source)
  • And another thing, women are all more materialistic than men.†   (source)
  • There are times when I think of the men out there as Roman legionaries, miles from their corrupt city, stemming back the hordes...hordes a little more menacing, after all, than the corrupt city...another blind blow at the race, furies that we passed with ovations years ago, over whose corpses we bleated triumphantly all through the Victorian era.... And afterward an out-and-out materialistic world—and the Catholic Church.†   (source)
  • You say I'm so darn materialistic.†   (source)
  • Sit in an office in Birmingham for twenty years—" His voice resisted the pressure of materialistic civilization.†   (source)
  • The whole tendency of our latest centuries, in its scientific and materialistic aspect, is most probably accursed.†   (source)
  • Mysticism, with its marvellous power of making common things strange to us, and the subtle antinomianism that always seems to accompany it, moved him for a season; and for a season he inclined to the materialistic doctrines of the Darwinismus movement in Germany, and found a curious pleasure in tracing the thoughts and passions of men to some pearly cell in the brain, or some white nerve in the body, delighting in the conception of the absolute dependence of the spirit on certain physical conditions, morbid or healthy, normal or diseased.†   (source)
  • He became absorbed in mathematical laws which strangely predicted natural phenomena; his world was cold, exact, austerely materialistic, bitter to those who founded their logic on impressions.†   (source)
  • But he thought it a very materialistic society; there were times when he was frightened by the talk of the men and the looks of the ladies, and he was glad to find that Miss Bart, for all her ease and self-possession, was not at home in so ambiguous an atmosphere.†   (source)
  • Carley had been told by a Columbia professor that she was a type of the present age—a modern young woman of materialistic mind.†   (source)
  • He, Naphta, asserted this to counter the impudence with which materialistic science passed off as absolute knowledge all its astronomical bunkum and windy palaver about the "universe.†   (source)
  • The beginning of the most materialistic age in the history of the world, when wars would be fought without patriotism, when men would forget God and only pay attention to moral standards, when the will to power would replace the will to serve and beauty would be well-nigh forgotten in the terrible headlong rush of mankind toward the acquiring of possessions, was telling its story to Jesse the man of God as it was to the men about him.†   (source)
  • Seldom had she permitted herself to think about it, let alone to probe it with hard materialistic queries.†   (source)
  • You will hardly demand that his confidence should have a basis in external facts; such confidence, we know, is something less coarse and materialistic: it is a comfortable disposition leading us to expect that the wisdom of providence or the folly of our friends, the mysteries of luck or the still greater mystery of our high individual value in the universe, will bring about agreeable issues, such as are consistent with our good taste in costume, and our general preference for the best style of thing.†   (source)
  • Of late in Moscow and in the country, since he had become convinced that he would find no solution in the materialists, he had read and re-read thoroughly Plato, Spinoza, Kant, Schelling, Hegel, and Schopenhauer, the philosophers who gave a non-materialistic explanation of life.†   (source)
  • Another fact of which he became convinced, after reading many scientific books, was that the men who shared his views had no other construction to put on them, and that they gave no explanation of the questions which he felt he could not live without answering, but simply ignored their existence and attempted to explain other questions of no possible interest to him, such as the evolution of organisms, the materialistic theory of consciousness, and so forth.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, dialectic materialism...†   (source)
  • On the other hand, when they believe in us, we cannot make them materialists and sceptics.†   (source)
  • Don't waste time trying to make him think that materialism is true!†   (source)
  • Instinct'—'Feeling'—'Revelation'—'Divine Intuition'—'Dialectic Materialism.†   (source)
  • There they were, with their enormous vitality, their tainted blood, their meaty health, their sanity, their insanity, their humor, their superstition, their meanness, their generosity, their fanatic idealism, their unyielding materialism.†   (source)
  • A materialist.†   (source)
  • They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.†   (source)
  • S. LEWIS MAGDALEN COLLEGE July 5, 1941 I MY DEAR WORMWOOD, I note what you say about guiding our patient's reading and taking care that he sees a good deal of his materialist friend.†   (source)
  • If once we can produce our perfect work—the Materialist Magician, the man, not using, but veritably worshipping, what he vaguely calls "Forces" while denying the existence of "spirits"—then the end of the war will be in sight.†   (source)
  • I call it cynical and disgusting materialism.†   (source)
  • Death, Life, and Materialism were fine words, but would Mr. Wilcox take him on as a clerk?†   (source)
  • Your unfairness is worse than my materialism.†   (source)
  • "I am not a materialist," I began hotly.†   (source)
  • On the one side greed, selfishness, materialism: on the other generosity, sacrifice, and idealism.†   (source)
  • Jazz—the harmonious expression of our musicless, mindless, soulless materialism!†   (source)
  • And in his action I found complete refutation of all Wolf Larsen's materialism.†   (source)
  • I suppose that's my pessimism or materialism.†   (source)
  • His brutal materialism will not permit it.†   (source)
  • Then you are an individualist, a materialist, and, logically, a hedonist.†   (source)
  • The professor was carrying on a hot crusade against materialists.†   (source)
  • What an excellent and really marvellous thing is this materialism!†   (source)
  • But I am not aware that this principle of the materialists is supported by facts.†   (source)
  • He made pretensions to literature and to materialism.†   (source)
  • He accused the professor of making too great concessions to the materialists.†   (source)
  • Anderson soon adopted the posture of a free, liberated spirit, and like many writers of the time, he presented himself as a sardonic critic of American provincialism and materialism.†   (source)
  • The materialist, as the son of a philosophy of pure robust health, can never be argued out of his belief that the mind is a phosphorescent product of matter; whereas the idealist, who proceeds from the principle of creative hysteria, will tend to answer, indeed will very soon definitively answer the question of primacy in exactly opposite terms.†   (source)
  • Its very situation—withdrawn a little behind the facile splendours of St. Pancras—implied a comment on the materialism of life.†   (source)
  • You are a materialist.†   (source)
  • Unlike other materialists I had met and with whom I had something in common to start on, I had nothing in common with him.†   (source)
  • So now I know I'm a materialist and I was fraternizing with the hay when you came out and stood by the woods, scared to death.†   (source)
  • I remarked to him, with a smile, that he spoke like a materialist, and he answered that he had always been one.†   (source)
  • His materialism, always a thin cloak, was torn to shreds by Eleanor's blasphemy....She knew it and it angered him that she knew it.†   (source)
  • It was his hope that the clouds of materialism obscuring the Fatherland would part in time, and the mild intellectual light re-emerge.†   (source)
  • "Oh, I suppose heaven would, if there was one," she said finally, "a sort of pagan heaven—you ought to be a materialist," she continued irrelevantly.†   (source)
  • I'm a romantic little materialist.†   (source)
  • You leave the future of women to chance, to life, to materialism, not to their own conscious efforts.†   (source)
  • Not that he doubted the war—Germany stood for everything repugnant to him; for materialism and the direction of tremendous licentious force; it was just that Burne's face stayed in his memory and he was sick of the hysteria he was beginning to hear.†   (source)
  • Somehow Amory's dissatisfaction with his lack of enthusiasm culminated in an attempt to put the blame for the whole war on the ancestors of his generation...all the people who cheered for Germany in 1870....All the materialists rampant, all the idolizers of German science and efficiency.†   (source)
  • I threw up my hands with helpless disapproval of his inveterate materialism and went about making the bed.†   (source)
  • He, at least, after the customary agonizing of youth, found content and made of his materialism a joyous thing.†   (source)
  • I remembered Charley Furuseth, and knew this man's sadness as the penalty which the materialist ever pays for his materialism.†   (source)
  • I remembered Charley Furuseth, and knew this man's sadness as the penalty which the materialist ever pays for his materialism.†   (source)
  • The very simplicity of his reasoning was its strength, and his materialism was far more compelling than the subtly complex materialism of Charley Furuseth.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Hate not the atheists, the teachers of evil, the materialists—and I mean not only the good ones—for there are many good ones among them, especially in our day—hate not even the wicked ones.†   (source)
  • When he had fixed his piercing look on this modern Babylon, which equally engages the contemplation of the religious enthusiast, the materialist, and the scoffer,—"Great city," murmured he, inclining his head, and joining his hands as if in prayer, "less than six months have elapsed since first I entered thy gates.†   (source)
  • In former days there were some here and there; they had—well, Schiller, to be sure, Goethe ...my brother—he takes a particularly favourable view of them....But now they have all turned chemists and materialists ...' 'A good chemist is twenty times as useful as any poet,' broke in Bazarov.†   (source)
  • The materialists are offensive to me in many respects; their doctrines I hold to be pernicious, and I am disgusted at their arrogance.†   (source)
  • The materialism you advocate has been more than once in vogue already, and has always proved insufficient ...' 'A foreign word again!' broke in Bazarov.†   (source)
  • I want to join an idealist society, I'll lead the opposition in it, I'll say I am a realist, but not a materialist, he he!†   (source)
  • France has her relapses into materialism, and, at certain instants, the ideas which obstruct that sublime brain have no longer anything which recalls French greatness and are of the dimensions of a Missouri or a South Carolina.†   (source)
  • It is clear from the works of Plato, that many philosophical writers, his predecessors or contemporaries, professed materialism.†   (source)
  • Those who have succeeded in procuring this admirable materialism have the joy of feeling themselves irresponsible, and of thinking that they can devour everything without uneasiness,—places, sinecures, dignities, power, whether well or ill acquired, lucrative recantations, useful treacheries, savory capitulations of conscience,—and that they shall enter the tomb with their digestion accomplished.†   (source)
  • By these means, a kind of virtuous materialism may ultimately be established in the world, which would not corrupt, but enervate the soul, and noiselessly unbend its springs of action.†   (source)
  • Materialism is, amongst all nations, a dangerous disease of the human mind; but it is more especially to be dreaded amongst a democratic people, because it readily amalgamates with that vice which is most familiar to the heart under such circumstances.†   (source)
  • Of late in Moscow and in the country, since he had become convinced that he would find no solution in the materialists, he had read and re-read thoroughly Plato, Spinoza, Kant, Schelling, Hegel, and Schopenhauer, the philosophers who gave a non-materialistic explanation of life.†   (source)
  • The Americans do not put an end to their lives, however disquieted they may be, because their religion forbids it; and amongst them materialism may be said hardly to exist, notwithstanding the general passion for physical gratification.†   (source)
  • Their ideas seemed to him fruitful when he was reading or was himself seeking arguments to refute other theories, especially those of the materialists; but as soon as he began to read or sought for himself a solution of problems, the same thing always happened.†   (source)
  • The doctrine of metempsychosis is assuredly not more rational than that of materialism; nevertheless if it were absolutely necessary that a democracy should choose one of the two, I should not hesitate to decide that the community would run less risk of being brutalized by believing that the soul of man will pass into the carcass of a hog, than by believing that the soul of man is nothing at all.†   (source)
  • You know, one of those uncouth new people one's so often coming across nowadays, one of those free-thinkers you know, who are reared d'emblee in theories of atheism, scepticism, and materialism.†   (source)
  • Democracy encourages a taste for physical gratification: this taste, if it become excessive, soon disposes men to believe that all is matter only; and materialism, in turn, hurries them back with mad impatience to these same delights: such is the fatal circle within which democratic nations are driven round.†   (source)
  • Whatever their personal troubles, most seemed blissfully nonmaterialistic and free from the consumerist obsessions that drove the world Cole inhabited when he was not at work.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "non-" in nonmaterialistic means not and reverses the meaning of materialistic. This is the same pattern you see in words like nonfat, nonfiction, and nonprofit.
  • My parents were nonmaterialistic.†   (source)
  • From your formules, O bat-eyed and materialistic priests.†   (source)
  • The unbounded confidence in the material development of the country which now characterizes the extreme northwest of the United States prevailed as strongly throughout the eastern part of the Union during the first thirty years of the century; and over and above a belief in, and concern for, materialistic progress, there were enthusiastic anticipations of achievements in all the moral and intellectual fields of national [Pg071] greatness.†   (source)
  • The Depression had made materialists of us all; almost everybody wanted "to be a success."†   (source)
  • I accept Reality and dare not question it,
    Materialism first and last imbuing.†   (source)
  • As for me, (torn, stormy, amid these vehement days,)
    I have the idea of all, and am all and believe in all,
    I believe materialism is true and spiritualism is true, I reject no part.†   (source)
  • Mediums
    They shall arise in the States,
    They shall report Nature, laws, physiology, and happiness,
    They shall illustrate Democracy and the kosmos,
    They shall be alimentive, amative, perceptive,
    They shall be complete women and men, their pose brawny and supple,
    their drink water, their blood clean and clear,
    They shall fully enjoy materialism and the sight of products, they
    shall enjoy the sight of the beef, lumber, bread-stuffs, of
    Chicago the great city.†   (source)
  • She comments on the beauty of the moon, and on the harmonic qualities of wolf howls; she's on first-name terms with the sled dogs, talks to them in Russian baby talk, and claims (despite her official scientific materialism) that they have souls.   (source)
    materialism = philosophical belief that only material things matter
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