Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of reification.

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Examples

  • Money does NOT equal speech, and reifications like Corporations are NOT citizens – only actual people should qualify for that high honor.

    Matthew Yglesias » School Lunch Or; How to Make Government Work

  • I put "literature" in quotes because that wasn't really what the argument was about, I thought; it was the label itself that was being reified by all involved, from my perspective, and I tend to question all such reifications.

    Argument and monologue

  • But what is so bad about this, it can be asked, if such reifications can serve as a direct expression of such experiences and can even help to engender them?

    Why I am Not a Pantheist (Nor a Panentheist): Metaphysics, Totalization, and the Cosmos By Jonathan Weidenbaum

  • In each case, we might be tempted to make unnecessary reifications, taking ˜unpunctuality™ and ˜the thought of going to hospital™ as referring to objects.

    Analysis

  • In A Common Faith, John Dewey argues that all objects of religious devotion are reifications of qualities found within our experience into independently existing realities.

    Why I am Not a Pantheist (Nor a Panentheist): Metaphysics, Totalization, and the Cosmos By Jonathan Weidenbaum

  • Reporters have taken note and will likely think twice in the future before bringing up legitimate issues that call into question Obama's leadership and its reifications for the U.S.

    Terry Krepel: Right-Wing Media Desperate to Smear Obama

  • Quasibill: Disagreement with libertarian reifications of freedom is not opposing freedom; your approach presumes antistatism is morally essential and that feminism (anti-capitalism, etc.) is a disposable ‘outcome’; I could just as easily play the reverse for moral points and treat libertarianism as the petty preference and patriarchy (etc.) as the uber-sin.

    Abortion on demand and without apology (Kiwi edition)

  • But many of us speak about VWs perhaps not deliberately in grander terms, as though they are somehow reifications of human conciousness that escape the bounds of tawdry physicality.

    The Hidden Bartle Type

  • Extract from Hofstadter: The notion ("Variations on a theme") encompasses knobs, parameter, slippability, counterfactual conditionals, subjunctives, "almost" situations, implicospheres (things that never were but we can't help seeing anyway), conceptual skeletons, mental reifications, memory retrieval - and more Howard Gardner (Multiple Intelligences author) said in one of his books that it was important to encourage young people to learn one thing really well

    creativity

  • Extract from Hofstadter: The notion ("Variations on a theme") encompasses knobs, parameter, slippability, counterfactual conditionals, subjunctives, "almost" situations, implicospheres (things that never were but we can't help seeing anyway), conceptual skeletons, mental reifications, memory retrieval - and more Howard Gardner (Multiple Intelligences author) said in one of his books that it was important to encourage young people to learn one thing really well

    Archive 2006-09-01

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