Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Materialization; objectivization; externalization; conversion of the abstract into the concrete; the regarding or treating of an idea as a thing, or as if a tiling.
- n. The consideration of an abstract thing as if it were concrete, or of an inanimate object as if it were living.
- n. The consideration of a human being as an impersonal object.
- n. programming Process that makes out of a non-computable/addressable object a computable/addressable one.
- n. representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality
- n. regarding something abstract as a material thing
- First attested around 1846; a macaronic calque of German Verdinglichung, using -ification ("making") for ver- + -lich + -ung, and Latin res ("thing") for Ding ("thing") (Wiktionary)
“Actually, I never said that before, and I had to look up the word reification, but you get the idea.”
“Home and thus Tony White consider this obsession with harmony - usually understood politically under the term 'reification' - an error of one-sidedness.”
“Now and again, you political science folks really ought to learn some history, stuff that it outside your comfort zone in reification.”
“Goodman (2005: 369) warned against what they called the "reification" of the local, arguing for the need to make localism "an open, process-based vision, rather than a fixed set of standards".”
“I guess the Marxist word for this would be "reification," where movies are seen as metaphysical projections of the collective unconscious instead of internally conflicted products that blend art and commerce, while new masterpieces emerge every few weeks (and are then abandoned) and debate is preempted by a Rotten Tomatoes rating.”
“It's a hypothetical construct based on a logical fallacy called "reification".”
“Around the same time I noticed this bar situation I came across the term "reification" in my comparative literature course, and it seemed to resonate with what has gone on in gay culture generally and helps to explain why gay bars in the city are now catering to specific lifestyles rather than to gay people in general.”
“A good friend of mine is a Tom Townsend type-he uses the terms "reification," "dialectic," and "power structures" outside the confines of a philosophy seminar.”
“Benjamin and Adorno go on to argue that high capitalist modernity and its unprecedented acceleration of the abstracting processes of commodification (the "reification" not only of objects, products, and people, but of thought and language themselves), along with the concomitant "loss of aura" (the collapse into immediacy of a previously charged, critically enabling, auratic-aesthetic distance) require that Kantian-romantic aesthetic difficultythe difficulty of grasping and negotiating the transition between types of knowledge and realms of experiencebe supplemented.”
“While early evangelicalism had egalitarian impulses, in racial matters these were often suppressed by a reification of the status quo.”
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I know it's been done before, but I just couldn't resist having my own list--I'll be borrowing from Amberley's list of Fallacies (and others).
petitio principii, begging the question, post hoc ergo pro..., logical fallacy, ignoratio elenchi, non sequitur, amphiboly, fallacy of accent, amphibology, hypostatization, equivocation, reification and 12 more...
Concise words to sprinkle in my prose.
A list of words that I have generated over time.
A somewhat discriminatory list of words and phrases collected for their euphonic or arcane appeal, interesting etymology, or concise definition of an otherwise unnamed phenomenon or concept.
Recently added to be organized (perhaps) later.
Words encountered in OT texts.
ontology, epistemology, positivism, interpretivist ep..., discourse, objectivist, subjectivist, social structure, commodification, interdependence, authority structure, rational-legal au... and 26 more...
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