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regarding something abstract as a material thing (fallaciously); an effect of reification

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Benjamin, following Brecht, tended to hypostasize techniques in abstraction from relations of production

—p.107 Presentation III (100) by Bertolt Brecht, Ernst Bloch, Fredric Jameson, György Lukács, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin
3 years ago

Hypostatisation, a term that runs through Frankfurt School writing like a thread, refers to an effect of reification which results from the fallacy of supposing that whatever can be named, or conceived abstractly, must actually exist

—p.87 Part II: The 1920s (65) by Stuart Jeffries
3 years, 1 month ago

Hegel, in hypostasizing both bourgeois society and its fundamental category, the individual, did not truly carry through the dialectic between the two.

—p.17 Dedication (15) by Theodor W. Adorno
1 year, 10 months ago

the distinction between things related and relations is just an alternative way of making the distinction between what we are talking about and what we say about it. The latter distinction is, as Whitehead said, just a hypostatization of the relation between linguistic subject and linguistic predicate

—p.56 A World without Substances or Essences (47) by Richard M. Rorty
3 years ago

Deconstruction rescues the heterogeneity of the subject from its hypostatization, but only at the cost of liquidating the subjective agency

a doozy of a sentence

—p.99 by Terry Eagleton
2 years, 9 months ago