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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of thingify.
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The person, for Laing, can never be reified or made into a collection of things or processes - can never be 'thingified' or 'it-ified' (my neologism).
In effect, they've thingified you, turned you into a kind of "it" to be managed or used or dismissed, and lost sight of you as a "thou."
And yet, throughout the book, man remains at a "respectful" distance from a God who can't and won't be "thingified" into any created reality, including the Incarnation - much less "transubstantiation."
The result corresponds with Scott Lash and Celia Lury’s analysis of what happens when media become thingified as commodities: they become Leibniz’s monads, “all different from each other, because each carries its own trace” Lash & Lury 2007, p.