“Aristotelian principle is the ideas of being and an understanding of what all things are composed of. In modern thinking the answer to such questions as, ‘what is the nature of things?’ ” seems simple. We are taught at an early age that all things are composed of atoms, and that atoms are the building blocks of all matter. Modern scientific teaching holds that the nature of a human is strictly material; a man is nothing more than matter. Since science can show us that atoms truly exist, and that we are composed of carbon based molecules, water and electrolytes it seems reasonable to conclude that we strictly a collection of atoms and energy in matter. Some of Aristotle’s contemporaries believed that the ultimate basis of being is materialism.”
“Materialism asserts that the real world is spatiotemporal and consists of material things and nothing else with two important qualifications; space and time, or space- time. It is a doctrine concerning the character of the natural world are inhabit. Every material thing is a body. Thus the cardinal tenet of materialism, “Everything that is, is material”.
A material thing can be defined as a being possessing many physical properties and no other properties. A material thing is one composed of properties that are the objects of science and physics. It is known will enough what is involved in claiming that something is a material reality, and therefore it is understood well enough what is involved in the various versions of extreme materialism, all of which assert that everything there is material. Materialism denies the worlds basic entities possess these psychological properties. Materialists add that there is no second class of non material being in possession of such psychological properties and no other; there are no incorporeal souls or spirits, no spiritual principalities or powers, no angels or devils, no demiurges and no gods. So what ever exists is nothing but matter. Mans ultimate goal of life is the only a matter that remains and emerges with the earth, the ground basis of all matter that exist in the universe.
· Borchirt, DonaldM (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Philosophy. New York: Cengage Learning Vol: 6, II (Ed.), 2006.