philosophical materialism (physicalism)
Philosophical materialism (physicalism) is the metaphysical view that there is only
one substance in the universe and
that substance is physical, empirical or material. Materialists believe that spiritual substance
does not exist. Paranormal,
supernatural or occult phenomena are either delusions or
reducible to physical forces.
Materialists are not necessarily atheists, nor do they deny the reality of such things
as love or justice, beauty or goodness.
See also Baron d' Holbach
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