As Goldstein frames it, Lucretian atomism, far from simply being a vulgar materialism
or naive empiricism, pictured matter itself as being figural in nature.
bsac-850950-1793718137-place Whatever group one belongs to, one looks rather silly protesting against commodity fetishism or vulgar materialism
while brandishing ones brand new iPhone X 4.
It begins with the early- to mid-'90s photos she took in LA, documenting the Reagan-inflected blossoming of a new strain of conspicuous consumption, which, with its barefaced, vulgar materialism
and its reliance on cheap credit and rapidly constructed housing, marked a break from the postwar social world that preceded it, prizing unashamed acquisitiveness over Protestant work ethic.
In his essay "Many Thousands Gone," Baldwin accuses his former mentor Wright of acquiescing to the vulgar materialism
of Marxism, a claim punctuated by his description of Wright's protagonist Bigger Thomas as a "symbolical monster" (26).
To this end, Marot considers the original Agrarian Question and Lenin's revaluation of workers' self-activity, the Trotskyist Left Opposition's complicity in the rise of Stalinism, political leadership and working-class agency, the political and philosophical views of Alexander Bogdanov, and Lenin's commentary on "vulgar materialism
" and "vulgar idealism" in Materialism and Empiriocriticism.
By falsely promoting both a vulgar materialism
and Baconian science, Hobbes could promote political arrangements that would serve his purpose.
Rather than having a consistent membership or coherent philosophy, Aestheticism represented the collective disgust of a disparate group of artists, writers and designers to what Stephen Calloway in the exhibition catalogue summarises as 'the ugliness and increasingly vulgar materialism
of the age.'
Quite what Kandinsky meant by 'spiritual' is a matter of some conjecture; most likely it had little to do with the claims for the spirituality of art regularly made currently, and more with Kandinsky's desire to oppose what he saw as the vulgar materialism
of his day.
For Solzhenitsyn, a survivor of the gulag system enforced by the KGB, the desire to see Russia as a great nation, its eternal spirit superior to the West's vulgar materialism
, found him in old age supporting ex-KGB man Putin, who once said that there is no such thing as an ex-KGB man and who sees the Soviet Union's collapse as the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of modern times.
Left's attachment to a vulgar materialism
and an inability to
In its romantic, nostalgic, only-man-is-vile view of the natural world, its disdain for vulgar materialism
, and its grandiose objectives, environmentalism has its greatest appeal to those who are already on the upper rungs of the economic and social ladder.
AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE historians will look back and mock the fin-de-millenium for its remorseless preoccupation with questions of culture, language and identity, just as we today look down upon the vulgar materialism
and economism which we see informing so much of the historical scholarship of the years 1920-70.