May 22, 2008, 08:14 AM
Hm...I'm thinking that depending on your metaphysical view the idea of materialism (not in the metaphysical sense) can fall apart. If one was an idealist, then material possessions aren't material in actuality, but mere ideas created through the mind. Existence of these ideas may or may not exist. The only thing that is known is that the 'self' exists and thus materialism can't exist without the material and this materialism is just an illusion that limits the human mind, but then again this isn't proven, but then again what really is, as everything is based on an underlying assumption or paradigm and thus the proof for anything really is still uncertain. Even some ideas we're developing through science, since the underlying assumption is that we're flawless in interpreting the data.
May 22, 2008, 09:27 AM
it's so true :'-( .
Originally Posted by Square Ninja
May 22, 2008, 04:47 PM
Was he not talking about the metaphysical view of materialism?
Originally Posted by Sir Meta Knight