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Materialism

an affirmative history and definition

by Richard C. Vitzthum

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Published by Prometheus Books in Amherst, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Materialism -- History.,
  • Materialism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-241) and index.

    StatementRichard C. Vitzthum.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB825 .V57 1995
    The Physical Object
    Pagination246 p. ;
    Number of Pages246
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL792582M
    ISBN 101573920274
    LC Control Number95025149

      Tim Kasser's subject in this book is the relationship between materialist values and psychological well-being. He and his colleagues have done a significant amount of work to identify links between materialism and a host of social evils, including the breakdown of the American family, our culture's lack of concern for the environment, and declining social consciousness.5/5(5). The Book of Mormon tells of a time when the church of God "began to fail in its progress" because "the people of the church began to set their hearts upon riches and upon the vain things of the world" (Alma ,10). Those who set their hearts upon the things of the world usually focus on some combination of that worldly quartet of.

    Materialism, also called physicalism, in philosophy, the view that all facts (including facts about the human mind and will and the course of human history) are causally dependent upon physical processes, or even reducible to them.. The word materialism has been used in modern times to refer to a family of metaphysical theories (i.e., theories of the nature of reality) that can best be defined. The history of materialism. [Friedrich Albert Lange] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n bgn.

    Dialectical materialism, a philosophical approach to reality derived from the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Marx and Engels, materialism meant that the material world, perceptible to the senses, has objective reality independent of mind or spirit. They did not deny the reality of mental or spiritual processes but affirmed that ideas could arise, therefore, only as products. Cultural Materialism is divided into two parts. The first part deals with cultural materialism itself, and contains a survey of the philosophy of science, an outline of the epistemological and theoretical principles of cultural materialism, and some examples that give an idea of its scope.


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Materialism by Richard C. Vitzthum Download PDF EPUB FB2

A reaction against materialism was felt in the later years of the 18th cent., but the middle of the 19th cent.

brought a new movement, largely psychological in interpretation. Two of the modern developments of materialism are dialectical materialism and physicalism, a position formulated by some members of the Logical Positivist movement. “Materialism is a book of ethics with valuable political and epistemological dimensions.”—Sergio Valverde, Marx and Philosophy “[Materialism] is an excellent presentation of the strange feedback loop between ideas and their material surroundings.”—Mark Dunbar, The Humanist/5(10).

Books shelved as materialism: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Cer. Materialism book Materialism is a Marxist journal, appearing 4 times a year, based in London.

Founded in it asserts that, not withstanding the variety of its practical and theoretical articulations, Marxism constitutes the most fertile conceptual framework for analysing social phenomena, with an eye to their overhaul. Koons' book has no answer. In fact, the views expressed are the least viable by his own admission.

Secondly, the reader will want to know, in spite of seeing the problems in materialism, how many (and who) among those named either still accept materialism over other theories or have also rejected the theory this book is s: 8.

This is a handy little book from Yale's series of isms, outlining the history of materialism and then focusing on its development in the 19th century as a materialist conception of history in the hands of Marx (along with the political idea that changing the material surroundings will change people)/5.

The Historical Materialism Book Series is a major publishing initiative of the radical left. The capitalist crisis of the twenty-first century has been met by a resurgence of interest in critical Marxist theory. At the same time, the publishing institutions committed to Marxism have contracted markedly since the high point of the s.

Dialectical materialism is a philosophy of science and nature developed in Europe and based on the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Marxist dialectics emphasizes the importance of real-world conditions, in terms of class, labor, and socioeconomic interactions.

This is in contrast to the Hegelian dialectic, which emphasized the idealist observation that human experience is dependent. “Materialism is a book of ethics with valuable political and epistemological dimensions.”—Sergio Valverde, Marx and Philosophy “[Materialism] is an excellent presentation of the strange feedback loop between ideas and their material surroundings.”—Mark Dunbar, The Humanist.

A study of how materialism and consumerism undermine our quality of life. In The High Price of Materialism, Tim Kasser offers a scientific explanation of how our contemporary culture of consumerism and materialism affects our everyday happiness and psychological health.

Other writers have shown that once we have sufficient food, shelter, and clothing, further material gains do little to. Marx’s theory of historical materialism is the materialistic interpretation of the history of societies.

All the societies have experienced similar pattern of history and every history is built upon its materialist foundations. Marx has tried to suggest that all society passes through unilinear evolution, every society progresses stage by.

“Stern’s Jewish Materialism is a brilliant and deeply learned book In Jewish Materialism, Stern makes major contributions to theories of Jewish modernization that, in turn, shed light on parallel developments around the globe.”—Nathaniel Deutsch, Journal of Interdisciplinary History.

Book Review: Materialism by Mark Dunbar • 27 February Both left- and right-wing intellectuals agree that metaphysical convictions (our ideas about the fundamentals of reality) have social and political implications.

The former’s reasons for believing this tend to be unintelligible (or at least incommunicable), whereas the latter’s. Senior Rachel Franz reads from the children's book 'No, David!' -- one of the 30 books she's analyzed for their consumer and environmental messages. Cultivating Little Consumers: How Picture Books Influence Materialism in Children, the page thesis of University of Vermont student Rachel Franz, analysed the content of.

Originally coined by Buddhist meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in his book Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, spiritual materialism is what happens when we use spiritual concepts, practices, and tools to reinforce the false sense of self, the the ego is the source of all our suffering, bolstering the ego through spiritual practice is totally at odds with the whole point of.

Why Materialism Is Baloney is a must-read for its demonstration of the materialist fallacy through the conviction, clarity, persuasiveness and accessibility of its arguments, and for how it explains why the continuing physicalist scientific paradigm is really no longer tenable and offers a way out of an impasse which breeds only defeatism and the fallacy of human insignificance.

~ Geoff Ward. The Historical Materialism book series by multiple authors includes books The New Dialectic and Marx's Capital, The Theory of Revolution in the Young Marx (Historical Materialism Book Series), The Capitalist Cycle. An Essay on the Marxist Theory of the Cycle, and several more.

See: “The Last Superstition” by Edward Feser, Ph.D. ISBN There are no “best books” endorsing the materialistic worldview, or philosophical monism, owing to the fact that of the bestselling books which advocate the Ontological Nat. Sustainable Materialism Environmental Movements and the Politics of Everyday Life David Schlosberg and Luke Craven.

The first major work to explore the political motivations of new materialist movements; Presents an empirically-grounded framework for understanding a range of movements, from food justice, to community energy, to sustainable fashion.

What Rampant Materialism Looks Like, and What It Costs. By Rebecca Mea d. August 9, The book has the heft of bullion, too: at seven pounds, it is too heavy to hold in .Good Materialism - The Book of Life is the 'brain' of The School of Life, a gathering of the best ideas around wisdom and emotional intelligence.

It doesn’t seem to make sense to suggest that there might be such a thing as ‘good materialism’: after all, surely materialism is just plain bad?

When people want to pinpoint the root cause of. Contemporary materialist theory is converging with the study of material culture, as evidenced by increasing attention given to the book as a material object produced, circulated, and consumed as a by: 8.