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materialistic
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

6 uses
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Definition
concerned with wealth and possessions at the expense of other interests
  • Here, posing as piety was an example of the very materialism the church opposed.
    Part 2 (60% in)
  • He studied this argument for a long time,then knifed it into two smaller groups which he called scientific materialism and classic formalism.
    Part 3 (33% in)
  • 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.
    Part 3 (34% in)
  • 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.
    Part 3 (34% in)
  • 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.
    Part 3 (35% in)
  • Nor is he the passive observer of all things, as the objective idealists and materialists would say.
    Part 4 (56% in)

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