What is Spontaneous Materialism, and What Does It Mean?July 2, 2021
Materialism, which can be understood without knowing the reasons… Spontaneous materialism expresses that every person who can think correctly understands that there is a world around him that is independent of him. No man, who is not mad or stupid, suspects that the world around him exists independently of his own consciousness. Although they did not know about materialism, the fact that the first thinkers were living materialists is the product of this ‘self-understanding’. As a famous dialectician put it, spontaneous materialism “consists of accepting the existence of objects, the environment, the world ‘independent of our senses, consciousness, ego,’ and human beings in general, for every person who has a sound mind, who has not come out of an asylum or the school of idealist thinkers.” ‘. As a matter of fact, people have never doubted this in their practical lives.
Even the most extreme immaterialist, crossing the street, opens his eyes in order not to be crushed under the bus, which he theoretically regards as a product of thought. This is why all human beings, in their practical lives, are ‘self-made materialists’. However, it is in the theoretical field that materialism has been tried to be denied by idealist teachings. The expression “spontaneous materialism” should not be confused with the expression “childlike materialism”, which expresses the first materialist constructs put forward in the theoretical field.