Materialists believe that all things are rooted in physical things. For example, a memory that is constructed from chemical processes, energy and structures in your brain.There are many worldviews that are non-materialist whereby they view things such as the human experience as extending beyond the physical state of the mind. For example, Plato viewed intuition as access to a system of universal knowledge he called The Forms.Idealists believe that the physical world is formed by the mind and not the other way around. This is essentially the opposite of materialism.Some of the items in the list above are can be properties of matter but aren't matter themselves. For example, heat and cold. In is a myth that rainbows are not matter. Rainbows are largely tangible and physical because they are created by mist in the air. This is analogous to clouds that are also composed of water vapor. Light itself is intangible but there is nothing particularly intangible about a rainbow. Most of the GDP generated by an advanced economy is considered intangible such that the production of nonphysical things such as services, experiences, consulting, media and software exceeds the production of physical goods.Energy is not matter. For example, light and sound aren't matter.
Intangible Value (e.g. the value of an artwork isn't physical)
Stories & Myths
|Overview: Things That Are Not Matter
Intangible or energy based entities that exist.
Also Known As
Non-matter ThingsNon-material ThingsIntangible Things