Cult of Materialism / Materialismus-Kult / Culto do Materialismo / Culto al Materialismo

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The philosophy of Materialism is that matter is the fundamental substance in nature. All things, including mental things and Consciousness, are results of material interactions.

Materialism is closely related to physicalism, the view that all that exists is ultimately physical.

Philosophies contradictory to Materialism or physicalism include idealism, pluralism, dualism, and other forms of monism.

Economic Materialism is the importance a person attaches to acquiring and consuming material Goods.

The use of the term materialistic to describe a person’s personality or a Society tends to have a negative or critical connotation.

Environmentalism can be considered a competing orientation to Economic Materialism.

Economic Materialism can be considered a pragmatic form of enlightened self-interest based on a prudent understanding of the character of capitalist Society.

However, studies have found that it is also associated with self-destructive behavior and depression.

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