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This section will discuss materialism, in the sense of Madonna’s “I’m a material girl”: the stance that the only meaningful purposes are mundane, self-interested ones.

For an introduction to this topic, see “An appetizer: purpose”—the first page in this book!—and the chapter introduction, “Purpose.”


This page is in the section ⚒ Purpose,
      which is in Doing meaning better.

The next page in this section is ⚒ Mission and materialism mingled.

The previous page is ⚒ Mission.

This page’s topics are Materialism and Purpose.

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