What is difference between rationalism and materialism?

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Comment by Prasenjit Konar on April 25, 2018 at 7:26am
Thanks Denoo and Frankie
Comment by Frankie Dapper on April 24, 2018 at 10:27pm

I did not really have much to say Joan.  But you are welcome.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 24, 2018 at 6:04pm

Oh! I get it. Thanks, Frankie. 

Comment by Frankie Dapper on April 24, 2018 at 4:42pm

In the history of science/philosophy/religion and various forms of superstition, rationalism is an implicit rejection of religion. Religion rejects reason.

Materialism is a way of seeing the universe that has at its genesis rationalism.

Values is a separate issue.  And yes i think a rational person does believe values are significant.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 24, 2018 at 1:35pm

Frankie, can you explain to me what "materialism is a concept borne of rationalism" means?

If materialism means things are more important than spiritual values, and 

if rationalism means reason rather than experience is the foundation of knowledge, 

then materialism is a concept borne of rationalism.

Why?

Would not a rational person understand that values matter? By values, I mean putting an emphasis on people and living things, not on inanimate things. A rational person would protect the water instead of putting water at risk with mining or drilling for oil. 

 

Comment by Frankie Dapper on April 24, 2018 at 11:39am

materialism is a concept borne of rationalism...

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