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Materialism is space and what takes up within it The belief that which can be explained and perceived consists of a foundation relating only to the physical world Matter reduced to the sole medium of the known reality Thought feelings and will being derivations of configured elements Considered terse by idealists found lacking in the explanation of reality Today various schools are popular amongst materialists extreme and hylozoism classical and the enlightenment age scientific and the new age materialism Monism asserting everything mindful is relative to a physical release or by- product Everything alive is holding an almost animalistic nature Atomists bringing forth the new school with the explanation that tiny indivisible particles with variations in size and shape combine to form matter Soon after becoming free from the oppressive church materialists furthered the relationship of matter and senses I think therefore I am Presently stemming from the past couple of centuries materialism splintered off into a couple different groups each trying to explain Renes dualism yet through a more resolute scientific approach Todays advances from quantum physics with subatomic research and artificial intelligence have brought new insight into consciousness Materialism has a long history It starts with the ancient Greeks Leucippus Democritus and Epicurus It had been furthered by Descartes Hobbes and Locke of the 17th century Darwin Marx and Lenin purified it and with infamy from Ryle up to todays new scientist philosophers of Chalmer and Hameroff If all known reality reduces to physical matter explained precise and inflexible with no other significance wouldnt most people be left wanting The senses getting input configures particles within the brain creating thought and feelings It is all explained through mathematical variations - explains why most scientists are interchangeable with philosophers Needing more from just Idealism the masses hunger for more of an answer The church acknowledged that need with spiritualism Many materialists suffered a damage of their reputation Most found it to be
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