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consider an abstract concept to be real

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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.
The fetishistic character of economic forms, the reification of all human relations, the constant expansion and extension of the division of labour which subjects the process of production to an abstract, rational analysis, without regard to the human potentialities and abilities of the immediate producers, all these things transform the phenomena of society and with them the way in which they are perceived.
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.
Axel Honneth, La reification : Petit traite de theorie critique (2)
Problems of reification became evident in an editorial about the Making Our Mark project, sent to the school newspaper by an alumnus, Chris Lubowicki, from the Class of 2000.
Another example of how narrative inquiry disrupts reification can be seen in the complementary and conflicting representations that multiple stories from the project create.
While this new narrative also becomes a reification, it can show that Norma has changed over the years she spent at the university as she prepares to graduate.
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.
Having participants study reifications has the advantage of permitting participants that complete assigned tasks before class to maximize their acquisition of context-specific knowledge.
A hybrid approach of negotiating meanings for some concepts and studying reifications for others has all the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches.
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.