from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The fact or process of turning something into a thing; reification.
The "thingification" of education has cost us an immeasurable loss of values and insight.
Interesting that the lingering differentiator may well be the "thingification".
Normatively: by defining property in terms of right to exclude, the law could avoid the “thingification” of property and the labor/natural rights theory of property, aka the Lockean theory.