What's so bad about materialism?

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by The Shaw, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. The Shaw Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second

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    I know it's because you are a commie bastard, but what is so bad about being a materialist?
    Economic materialism that is.
  2. Viking Socrates I am Mad Scientist

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    I thought at first you meant philosophical materialism which is something the commies spend their entire life praising while bashing all forms of metaphysics.

    BUT MATERIALISM IS LIKE WRONG BECAUSE MARX MAN SAID SO.
  3. Melanthropist Well-Known Member

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    Define materialism, Shaw.
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  4. MayorEmanuel Do not weep, for salvation is coming.

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    I'm going to guess that it's not going to be a materialism vs dualism debate.
  5. Melanthropist Well-Known Member

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    Just making sure.
  6. The Shaw Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second

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    Economic materialism you fuckers.
  7. Viking Socrates I am Mad Scientist

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    I'll go ask serious communist their opinions on economic materialism.
  8. Melanthropist Well-Known Member

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    It's okay. Other people make me more happy, though.
  9. Karakoran Well-Known Member

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    "What's so bad about eating the hearts of orphan babies?"
  10. Demondaze Xenos Scum

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    So we are talking about "Shoes! XD" and not "You are nothing but a mindless collection atoms, sacrifice yourself to labor." then?

    Not a damn thing. Indulge at your hearts contempt.

    Nice.
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  11. The Shaw Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second

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    What are you trying to say?
  12. Jingles Well-Known Member

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    Actually lol'd.

    Nothing really wrong with materialism. I personally just try to remember that it's in part a load of commodity fetishism, but unlike dumbass communists I don't assume that's a bad thing. Which, since I feel like going off on a tangent, is an awesome example of the fact that 90% of internet communists haven't even fucking read Capital.
  13. C_G Well-Known Member

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    Everything is wrong with materialism. Look at all the worlds problems, I guarantee you that they can be traced back to humanities needs to quench that materialistic lust that so infests us like the worst of plagues.
  14. Demondaze Xenos Scum

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    If I'm reading this correctly, you basically just called vital existence a plague.

    I'd love to see you make it through a week without a comfortable shelter and clothing, vast inventory of tools, excessive stockpile of food, practically endless supply of clean drinking water, and the occasional toy/luxury product to keep you happy.

    Do it motherfucker. Tell us about how noble it is to go without, how much better off you are without all the things you have now.
  15. C_G Well-Known Member

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    Truthfully, it would be have such an in-substantial effect that to do it would involve sheer idiocy on a scale that I am not capable of. On a similar note, if humanity doesn't buck up and stop this energy fuck up then within the next century we will most definitely be fucked up. I am currently trying my utmost hardest to cut back on things that I deem unnecessary, I'm not going to drive for as long as I possibly can, I consume a considerable amount less than most people, I use one light at a time, out of three in my room. I think I am doing my part to attempt to fix this planet.
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  16. Demondaze Xenos Scum

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    Those are all "feel-good" solutions. Your existence still costs an enormous amount of material resources and man power to maintain.
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    I don't know if I get it right, so don't take me very serious. I don't think materialism is wrong, but I don't like people who are always spending money just because. Buying the new smartphone, just released yesterday, having already a good cell phone, for example.
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    I agree with Yarpen, for me it's more about what each person thinks rather than right or wrong.

    But it is true that being too materialistic can be detrimental to your happiness, someone who places too much value in having the latest and new things can sometimes be less of a person without them.
  19. Karakoran Well-Known Member

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    Man you keep making posts in the section about things that most people disapprove of and demanding an explanation. And you know, that's good for a bit and all. But like 4 threads of it man?
  20. Kali The World's Best Communist

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    You are probably the most Republican communist in existence. Well, that's to be expected since you only signed on to bandwagon. Oh, and since you're 13.

    Regarding the OP, there's nothing wrong with it. Possession of property is pleasant, and poverty is unpleasant.

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