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This essay argues that Edward Said's work was deeply shaped by Georg Lukacs's theory of reification and totality, as set out in History and Class Consciousness, and also molded by a reinflection of Lukacs's thinking through the work of Antonio Gramsci.
In pointing to Merleau-Ponty's rejection of Herbert Marcuse's diagnosis of "one-dimensional man"--the reification and hollowing-out of subjectivity and individuality--Said hints at the torsions and ambiguities of his relationship with Marxism to come (Marcuse 1991).
Along with this goes the reification of consciousness: social atomization and individual alienation, where human beings lose a sense of an organic or coherent community or fellowship and the world appears as fragmentary and incoherent.
As such, it is interesting to examine the work of Csaba Varga, which addresses reification in law, as well as the more recent works of philosopher Axel Honneth, to verify whether reification can be relevant to the study of the insurance contract.
Il est donc interessant de s'attarder a certains des travaux de Csaba Varga portant sur la question de la reification en droit, de meme qu'a ceux plus recents du philosophe Axel Honneth, afin de verifier si la question de la reification peut etre pertinente a l'etude du contrat d'assurance.
La reification du lien contractuel en droit des assurances A.
The creation of new reifications challenges the existence of prior ones.
In passive reifications, entrepreneurs discover markets where the existing reification of market structure is losing efficacy and take advantage of the situation.
Viewing entrepreneurship as a continuing construction-destruction of proactive reifications suggests that entrepreneurial behavior depends on the ability to identify appropriate markets, market factors, and market factor relationships, to generate a reification of these market factors that will be an accepted element of the current social construction, and to reify the destruction of the prior market structure.
I felt that the construction of a uniform 'Maluku' by Dutch Malukans from a distinctly central Malukan perspective and their highly modern reification of 'traditional' phenomena like 'soa' (clan groups), 'sasi' (resource regulation), or 'pela' (village associations) needs more critical attention.
Having argued that the premises of economic analysis are reifications, I believe a Deweyan critique would go on to say that these reifications are not only intellectually wrong; they may cause real pain for real people.
I believe we can be confident that a Deweyan critique of public choice theory would begin by criticizing its reification of premises, because dislodging presupposed absolutes and turning them into contingent intellectual consequences is a consistent Deweyan theme.
But, on the minus side, the ultimate consequence of liberalism's reification of individualism was tragic.
In Marxism and the Philosophy of Language, Volosinov/Bakhtin alludes to the danger of the process of reification and appropriation of subversive utterances which "inevitably [lose] force, denigrating into allegory and becoming the object not of live social intelligibility but of philological comprehension" (Volosinov 22).
He seems to imply that we do not have an adequate concept of language--that as it now stands, "language" is another reification.