Just about any religion or spiritual movement will tell you that physical materialism is not the ultimate solution.
Perceptions now abound of the West being held in the grip of materialism and spiritual values being sidelined.
What happens to the quality of our lives when we value materialism ?
It will measure the extent to which young people identify with democratic values, materialism , solidarity, and confidence in their own and the country's prospects.
His exalted view of the state sits uneasily with the prosaic materialism and spiritual void of our own culture, especially when our society tends to identify the state with politics.
As an attitude, romanticism can be described as a tendency to favour the spiritual and oppose materialism .
In respect to his materialism and determinism Collins was clearly influenced more by Hobbes and Bayle than he was by Locke.
It could aid in neutralizing the insidious and pernicious tendencies towards materialism , consumerism and a general preoccupation with the present and the secular.
We are losing the battle because we live in a culture that nurtures us on materialism and promotes greed as a virtue.
This materialism was of a mechanical kind - with matter interacting like parts in a giant clockwork mechanism.