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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 philistinism
 實利主義;庸俗

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Phi·lis·tin·ism n. The condition, character, aims, and habits of the class called Philistines. See Philistine, 3. [Recent]
    On the side of beauty and taste, vulgarity; on the side of morals and feeling, coarseness; on the side of mind and spirit, unintelligence, -- this is Philistinism.   --M. Arnold.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 philistinism
      n : a desire for wealth and material possessions with little
          interest in ethical or spiritual matters [syn: materialism]