Definition of immaterialism in US English:



  • The belief that material things have no objective existence.

    • ‘What had touched the world's hearts was the ethereal immaterialism of their secluded world and something primal in the music they sang.’
    • ‘It is possible that Johnson was attempting to disprove immaterialism by the physicality of the stone and its action on his foot.’
    • ‘In 1709 he issued An Essay towards a New Theory of Vision, followed in the next year by The Principles of Human Knowledge, the main exposition of his immaterialism.’
    • ‘There is less agreement on Berkeley's argumentative approach to idealism and immaterialism and on the role of some of his specific arguments.’
    • ‘The affinity between immaterialism and traditional religion is somewhat easier to understand.’