Capital is productive property that produces future value such as a tractor. This can also be intangible such as software that has some productive function.
Antiques & Antiquities
Beds & Bedding
Clothing / Fashion
Gardening Supplies / Gardens
Glasses & Dishes
Mugs & Cups
MaterialismMaterialism is the philosophy that life is purely physical. This term is commonly applied to the the view that the acquisition of material possessions and ownership rights is a competition that must be "won." Materialism of this sort creates excesses such as extreme wealth whereby individuals are compelled to continue to acquire ownership rights or consume material things at great scale. This has impacts such as environmental damage or economic exclusion whereby poverty may exist alongside extreme wealth.
MinimalismMinimalism is the view that material things should be kept to a minimum. This is associated with harsh austerity and questionable claims such as the idea that you "don't need material things." Humans certainly require physical things for basic survival. It should also be noted that seemingly intangible things such as the internet actually depend on massive physical infrastructure such as the countless data centers that provide internet-based services.
Essential ComplexityEssential complexity is the idea that you make things as simple as they can be without reducing value such as quality of life. This is an pragmatic alternative to the excesses of materialism and harsh austerity of minimalism.
Intangible ThingsIntangible things are things that humans value that have no direct physical form. In many cases, these are actually rooted in physical things. For example, a forest has a physical presence but experience of nature is intangible. It should be noted, that intangible things can also be pursued in an excessive, aggressive or compulsive way that can be problematic. For example, an individual can pursue intangible experiences such as video games or vacations with just as much energy as an individual who pursues the collection of physical things such as handbags or gold.
|Overview: Material Things|
|Definition||Physical things that have value and utility to people.|