(Introduction): Materialism, Opprobrium and the History of Philosophy

@inproceedings{Wolfe2016IntroductionMO,
  title={(Introduction): Materialism, Opprobrium and the History of Philosophy},
  author={C. Wolfe},
  year={2016}
}
Materialism – the philosophical doctrine that ‘Everything that exists, is material’, including human beings, who cannot then have an immortal soul – has been a heretical or clandestine teaching since the beginnings of philosophy. Its main crime is “explaining the higher level in terms of the lower level,” as Auguste Comte put it; this in turn is supposed to lead straight to immoralism: even Darwin denied that he was a materialist! At the same time, materialism is said to be the position which… Expand
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