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Alienation and Reification

  • John Philip ChristmanEmail author
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Part of the Springer Reference Geisteswissenschaften book series (SPREFGEIST)

Abstract

This entry analyzes the concept of alienation, in the Marxian critical tradition and from the perspective of social psychology and philosophy. The related idea of reification is also unpacked. It then briefly discusses recent attempts to tie reification with recognition. Conceptual and normative challenges are also outlined which face any attempt to use these concepts as a fulcrum for social criticism of modern pluralistic social forms.

Keywords

Appropriation Estrangement Honneth Jaeggi Marx Self 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of the Liberal ArtsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityState CollegeUSA

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