The post Idealism vs Materialism first appeared on Submit Your Homework. Mutual relationship between Idealism and Materialism. The physical world around us is not real and it is constantly changing, therefore you can never say what it really is. • Materialism gives prime importance to matter whereas the reality is what our mind tells us is the view point of idealists. Idealism can be understood as reconciling, harmonizing, or integrating Materialism and Immaterialism.