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The fetishistic character of economic forms, the reification of all human relations, the constant expansion and extension of the division of labour which subjects the process of production to an abstract, rational analysis, without regard to the human potentialities and abilities of the immediate producers, all these things transform the phenomena of society and with them the way in which they are perceived.
If reification brings with it the commodification and objectification of the entire life-world, it must be said that it has different effects and ramifications for the proletariat than for the bourgeoisie.
Not merely this, but the same broad process of the universalization of commodity exchange and reification also creates the proletariat as a class: it results, Lukacs argues, in the abolition of the isolated individual (171).
But if the reification of reality is dissolved into an understanding of flux and change, if the working of capital can be broken into "an unchanging process of its production and reproduction," then "it is possible for the proletariat to discover that it is itself the subject of this process even though it is in chains and is for the time being unconscious of the fact" (181).
Axel Honneth, La reification : Petit traite de theorie critique (2)
Dans ce contexte, tant la faible reconnaissance de l'aspect fondamentalement interpersonnel et humain a la base de l'assurance que la distance critique face a la mise en marche--et sa regulation par le biais de regles juridiques--nous ramenent a une notion a connotation marxiste, soit la reification.
Dans un texte anterieur (5), nous nous sommes interesses au lien possible entre la notion de reification et celle de contrat.
Entrepreneurs can be both creators and victims of new market structure reifications.
An important caveat is that only reifications that can become part of the larger social construction are viable.
This paper suggests that entrepreneurs create dynamic market structures in the process of proactive reification and that the focus on reifying market structures is a powerful tool for the entrepreneur versus the conventional strategic view of fixed market structure and resource-based strategy (Barney, 1991).
The reason he would deplore it, again, is that this agenda just deepens the reification of the outmoded conceptions of liberal individualism.
Although we could use public choice theory to redesign institutions in light of its cynical premises (in the manner of Bentham), we can't use it to make progress toward ideal democracy, because of the reification of its cynical premises.