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Materialism
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1. Philosophy

The philosophical concept of materialism is of significance not only to physics (see below, 2.), the life sciences, and anthropology (see below, 3.), but also in its interactions with ethics and legal and political philosophy. Accordingly, contributions to it have come from disciplines as disparate as physics, theology, and literature. The key systematic statement of materialism was summed up by the German philosopher Albert Lang…

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Henrich, Jörn, “Materialism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023768>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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