Consumerism vs Antimaterialism - What's the difference?

consumerism | antimaterialism |


As nouns the difference between consumerism and antimaterialism

is that consumerism is a policy of protecting and informing consumers through honesty in advertising and packaging, improved safety standards etc while antimaterialism is (philosophy) any belief system that opposes philosophical materialism.

consumerism

English

Noun

(wikipedia consumerism)
  • A policy of protecting and informing consumers through honesty in advertising and packaging, improved safety standards etc
  • A materialistic attachment to possessions.
  • An economic theory that increased consumption is beneficial to a nation's economy in the long run.
  • antimaterialism

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (philosophy) Any belief system that opposes philosophical materialism.
  • Opposition to economical materialism or consumerism.