• Verdinglichung als Pathologie zweiter Ordnung

    Author(s):
    Titus Stahl (see profile)
    Date:
    2011
    Group(s):
    Frankfurt School Critical Theory, Philosophy
    Subject(s):
    Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    20th Century Continental Philosophy, Georg Lukács, reification, social pathologies, western marxism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6J61J
    Abstract:
    Although the critique of reification is a core commitment of critical theories, there is no widely accepted account of its normative foundation. In Lukács’s original analysis, this foundation is provided by a strong concept of practice which is, however, not acceptable from a contemporary point of view. I argue that the systematic character of reification theory can only be upheld if this concept is replaced by a more intersubjective notion of normative practices. Reification can then be analysed as a second-order pathology of social practices, as an inhibition of reflexivity by their normative shape. The normative justification of such critique, however, turns out to be more context-dependent than it is usually imagined.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Pub. DOI:
    10.1524/dzph.2011.0059
    Publisher:
    Walter de Gruyter GmbH
    Journal:
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie
    Volume:
    59
    Issue:
    5
    Start Page:
    731
    End Page:
    746
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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