immaterialism

immaterialism

[im-uh-teer-ee-uh-liz-uhm]
noun
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.

Origin:
1705–15; immaterial + -ism, modeled on materialism

immaterialist, noun
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immaterialism (ˌɪməˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the doctrine that the material world exists only in the mind
2.  See also idealism the doctrine that only immaterial substances or spiritual beings exist
 
imma'terialist
 
n

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