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  • v. construe as a real existence, of a conceptual entity

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Examples

  • When I try to form such a conception I discover that, as Coleridge would have said, I only hypostatise a word, and it alters nothing if, with Fichte, I suppose the universe to be nothing but a manifestation of my personality.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • Coleridge would have said, I only hypostatise a word, and it alters nothing if, with Fichte, I suppose the universe to be nothing but a manifestation of my personality.

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 1

  • Perspectives expressive of the potential of the real practical process of commodity circulation become problematic only to the extent that they hypostatise themselves, obscuring the view of the movement of capital within which commodity circulation is now demonstrated to be embedded.

    Roughtheory.org

  • These strange properties, however, must be understood to arise from determinate forms of human practice - from the "given relations" of a distinctive form of collective life: failure to understand the practical constitution of these properties can hypostatise and thereby naturalise the contingent consequences of the production of capital.

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  • This move is consistent with Marx's strategy of treating component parts of a larger assemblage as capable of being analysed as distinct from that assemblage, as possessing their own implications - some of which, like this one, can mislead social interpretations that hypostatise their significance, and some of which - as we will see in later chapters - provide the building blocks from which we could create alternative forms of collective life.

    Roughtheory.org

  • Interpretations that hypostatise this fetish-character, misrecognising it for something more intrinsic than it is, can rightly be criticised.

    Roughtheory.org

  • God is a simple essence and always remains in the same state; besides we ought not to hypostatise qualities. [

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

  • _ "When we attempt to conceive it as a reality, we" hypostatise the zero. "[

    The Philosophy of the Conditioned

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