Physicalism vs Materialism - What's the difference?

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Physicalism is a synonym of materialism.


In context|philosophy|lang=en terms the difference between physicalism and materialism

is that physicalism is (philosophy) a philosophical position holding that everything which exists is no more extensive than its physical properties; that is, that there are no kinds of things other than physical things while materialism is (philosophy) the philosophical belief that nothing exists beyond what is physical.

As nouns the difference between physicalism and materialism

is that physicalism is (philosophy) a philosophical position holding that everything which exists is no more extensive than its physical properties; that is, that there are no kinds of things other than physical things while materialism is constant concern over material possessions and wealth; a great or excessive regard for worldly concerns.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

physicalism

Noun

  • (philosophy) A philosophical position holding that everything which exists is no more extensive than its physical properties; that is, that there are no kinds of things other than physical things.
  • Synonyms

    * (philosophy) materialism * (philosophy) philosophical materialism

    materialism

    Noun

  • Constant concern over material possessions and wealth; a great or excessive regard for worldly concerns.
  • * Buckminster
  • The irregular fears of a future state had been supplanted by the materialism of Epicurus.
  • (philosophy) The philosophical belief that nothing exists beyond what is physical.
  • (obsolete, rare) Material substances in the aggregate; matter.
  • Synonyms

    * (philosophy) physicalism * (philosophy) philosophical materialism

    Antonyms

    * (philosophy) idealism

    Derived terms

    * philosophical materialism

    See also

    * idealism * physicalism