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What makes a materialistic person?
    #5658924 - 05/22/06 02:47 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

What type of features of someone's personality make them "materialistic". You see this despcription a lot around these forums so it only makes sense to try and find a common ground on the subject.


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: TacticalBongRip]
    #5658975 - 05/22/06 03:12 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

they tend to believe the accumulation of material objects will result in happiness and thus give it priortiy over other pursuits, such as personal growth.


Edited by Deviate (05/22/06 03:14 AM)


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: TacticalBongRip]
    #5659008 - 05/22/06 03:29 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

In my humble opinion, what makes a "materialist" is someone who only makes conclusions of reality based on the senses.


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: Basilides]
    #5659011 - 05/22/06 03:33 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

materialist is not the same thing as materialistic. not all materialists are materialistic.


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: Deviate]
    #5659015 - 05/22/06 03:37 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

I suppose. I guess a materialistic person would be somone who relies on creature comforts to get through life, as opposed to substance


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: TacticalBongRip]
    #5659032 - 05/22/06 03:54 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

"Materialism" has two commonly used definitions. The more familiar one is that of someone who values material possessions too much. The other definition, often referred to as "scientific materialism," is a reductionist view which says that the only things that are real are those which can be measured. In other words, a scientific materialist reduces reality to the material realm.


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: TacticalBongRip]
    #5659192 - 05/22/06 06:39 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

Being of matter!?


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: TacticalBongRip]
    #5659317 - 05/22/06 09:02 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

Straight from the dictionary, addressing one of the two uses of the word...

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Philosophy. The theory that physical matter is the only reality and that everything, including thought, feeling, mind, and will, can be explained in terms of matter and physical phenomena.




I think it pretty much makes sense, with one glaring exception. Obviously, the nature of our mind can very well be resultant of physical phenomena, but the mind itself, being aware of its occurence, is not a physical phenomena.

It can be explained in terms of physical phenomena, something along the lines of quantam behavior and something involving holographs or some shit (:shrug:), but yet the experience of having a mind, of thinking a thought, and being aware in general, is not a physical phenomena.


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: TacticalBongRip]
    #5659634 - 05/22/06 12:30 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah, perhaps then we arrive at the split point: Someone who thinks the spirit (consciousness/mind/soul) 'evolved' out of 'matter' ? They see the big bang first for this universe and settle all intelligence evolving out of it.
Like matter matters only.
Is there an opposite of a materialistic person ? A spiritualistic p. ?


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: Deviate]
    #5659726 - 05/22/06 01:11 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

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Deviate said:
they tend to believe the accumulation of material objects will result in happiness and thus give it priortiy over other pursuits, such as personal growth.




Going from this it makes me wonder if I go through with 'Action A' before 'Action B', does this automatically mean 'Action A' is higher on my priority list or level of importance than 'Action B'?


Edited by TacticalBongRip (05/22/06 01:12 PM)


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: Gomp]
    #5660269 - 05/22/06 03:48 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

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Gomp said:
Being of matter!?



Yep.


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: Skeptikos]
    #5660908 - 05/22/06 06:34 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

Materialistic Person

Fun/pleasure > Fullfilment/meaning


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: David_vs_Goliath]
    #5660909 - 05/22/06 06:35 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

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David_vs_Goliath said:
Materialistic Person

Fun/pleasure > Fullfilment/meaning



Actually, that's hedonism, though the two are somewhat related.


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: Silversoul]
    #5660979 - 05/22/06 07:05 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

No, hedonism is finding fulfillment and meaning in fun and pleasure.

"Hey, you got your fulfillment in my fun!"

"Hey, you got your fun in my fulfillment!"

"mmmmm...two great tastes that taste great together!!"

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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: TacticalBongRip]
    #5661184 - 05/22/06 08:15 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: Sinbad]
    #5662527 - 05/23/06 02:07 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

the opposite of materialism would be idealism


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Re: What makes a materialistic person? [Re: EternalCowabunga]
    #5662767 - 05/23/06 03:14 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

Those are actually two different categories of "isms," not opposites.


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