MATERIALISM

is a philosophical position that everything in existence is composed of physical matter and therefore subject to the laws of physics. This philosophical stand-point were first introduced in the time of the ancients but gained new momentum when the scientific revolution started in the 17th century and has since, not left the philosophical stage.

MATERIALISM: "One philosophical standpoint implies through materialism that everything is made of matter and therefore everything is subject to the laws of physics."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MATERIALISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/materialism/ (accessed October 18, 2019).
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