antimaterialism

antimaterialism

(ˌæntɪməˈtɪərɪəlɪzəm)
n
1. an attitude opposed to materialism
2. philosophy any of a number of systems of metaphysical or religious belief that oppose materialism
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Finney traces the earliest Christian art to the second or third century, before which time Christians did not produce anything that was "materially distinct, no art and no separate material culture in any form." He explains that the delay in the advent of Christian art was not as a result of "principled aversion to art, other worldliness or with antimaterialism" but rather the lacked of capital.
Sofia's antimaterialism also has autobiographical relevance.
Furthermore, consumers' experiences with collaborative consumption appear to reinforce consumers' frugal consumption, antimaterialism, and environmentally conscious behaviors (Ozanne and Ozanne 2011).
Here, the social upheavals of the industrial revolution, the strict antimaterialism of the romantic movement, above all the nineteenth-century crisis of faith (to which an exaggerated religious expression would seem to be a kind of counterintuitive and counterfactual response) are all seen to play their part.
are antimaterialism, antimechanism, antinominalism, antirelativism, and antiskepticism."
There was consensus that the core belief would be "antimaterialism," an amorphous term meaning a rejection of forces associated with modernization and secularization.
On the other hand are Christian philosophers who claim that all meaning is grounded in God and (for some) that the Bible specifically dictates antimaterialism (usually, dualism).
Art students in the 199os eschewed the antimaterialism and intellectualism of the 196os and '7os for opportunities in the commercial arena.
(2) Curiously given Mortensen's arguments elsewhere in the book, he never really explores this context, although tantalizingly he does skirt it on occasion, suggesting that the Beat affinity for Zen Buddhism in this period stems primarily from Zen's resistance to institutionalization, its emphasis on the experiential, and its resonance with antimaterialism (74).
The undeniable victory of Newtonian natural science and Voltaire's Anglomania has led many historians of the Enlightenment to the conviction that the dominant current in eighteenth-century thought was Lockean empiricism and antimaterialism.
At the Confucius Ancestral Temple of the South in Quzhou, built in 1253, Confucian scholars combine pride in membership in the Communist Party and in the teachings of Confucius that stress communitarianism and antimaterialism. Confucian schools (once banned) and reenactments of ancient historical events are popping up everywhere, and educated young people are delving into the philosophy of the ancestral teachings.
Jonson's antimaterialism is traced through his images of manual laborers, especially blacksmiths and the god Vulcan, in several masques and poems, including The Gypsies Metaphorphos'd and "An Execration upon Vulcan."