immaterialism
noun Date: 1713 a philosophical theory that material things have no reality except as mental perceptions • immaterialist noun

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  • Immaterialism — Im ma*te ri*al*ism, n. [Cf. F. immat[ e]rialisme.] 1. The doctrine that immaterial substances or spiritual being exist, or are possible. [1913 Webster] 2. (Philos.) The doctrine that external bodies may be reduced to mind and ideas in a mind; any …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immaterialism — [im΄ə tir′ē al′iz΄əm] n. the theory or doctrine that material things exist only as mental perceptions or ideas immaterialist n …   English World dictionary

  • Immaterialism — Immaterial redirects here. For the song by Haircut 100, see Paint and Paint. Immaterialism is the theory propounded by Bishop Berkeley in the 18th century which holds that there are no material objects, only minds and ideas in those minds,… …   Wikipedia

  • immaterialism — immaterialist, n. /im euh tear ee euh liz euhm/, n. 1. the doctrine that there is no material world, but that all things exist only in and for minds. 2. the doctrine that only immaterial substances or spiritual beings exist. [1705 15; IMMATERIAL… …   Universalium

  • immaterialism — noun The metaphysical denial of the existence of the material world …   Wiktionary

  • immaterialism — The denial of materialism …   Philosophy dictionary

  • immaterialism — the doctrine that there is no material substance Philosophical Isms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Immaterialism — a philosophy that holds that there are no material objects, but rather all reality is a construct of a flawed perception …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • immaterialism — noun the belief that matter has no objective existence. Derivatives immaterialist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • immaterialism — im·materialism …   English syllables

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