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Reification


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  • Variants

    • Thingification
    • Verdinglichung
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Honneth, Axel. Verdinglichung, 2005:t.p. (Verdinglichung) introd. (Verdinglichung; concept used in social and cultural criticism in German speaking countries since the 1920s)
    • found: Woodard, James Wroten. Reification and supernaturalism as factors in social rigidity and social change, 1935:p. 7 (reification ... defined in the Oxford dictionary as "the mental conversion of a person or abstract concept into a thing")
    • found: Athaneum reading room Web site, June 5, 2008:article page, Philosophy and the reification of the unreal ... (to reify is simply to turn an idea into a "res," a thing. From the Latin "res," meaning thing, object, matter, concern, affair, business, property)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 5, 2008:Reification disambiguation page (reification fallacy: the fallacy of treating an abstraction as if it were a real thing; reification in Marxism: the consideration of an abstraction of an object as if it had living existence and abilities) Reification Marxism page (reification: in German, Verdinglichung, literally, "thingification" ... occurs when an abstract concept describing a relationship or context is treated as a concrete "thing," and also implies the "thingification" of social relations) Reification fallacy page (reification is generally accepted in literature ... where reified abstractions are understood to be intended metaphorically, for example, "justice is blind")
  • LC Classification

    • B105.R29
  • Change Notes

    • 2008-06-10: new
    • 2008-07-22: revised
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