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Verdinglichung und Freiheit

Jütten, Timo (2011) 'Verdinglichung und Freiheit.' Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 59 (5). 717 - 730. ISSN 0012-1045

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In this paper I examine Lukács’ claim that the overcoming of reification amounts to the realization of the identity philosophies of Fichte and Hegel. I suggest that Lukács does indeed contrast reification with a Hegelian conception of social freedom that remains plausible today. Reification occurs when the preconditions of freedom and social participation are eroded through practices such as commodification and juridification. I conclude with the claim that reification diminishes freedom, and that criticism of reification is itself a form of freedom.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 17 May 2012 12:48
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 13:15

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