NextPrevious

Nineteenth Century Philosophy

Materialism, Marxism, and Anarchists

What is materialism?

In a general philosophical sense, materialism is the doctrine that only physical, material things are real. In a political Marxist sense, materialism is the doctrine that economic conditions and transactions determine the course of history.



Karl Marx viewed human history in terms of a continuing struggle between economic classes (iStock).
Close

This is a web preview of the "The Handy Philosophy Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App