Inevitably, much of the discussion so far props up the economy as an abstract entity
that requires technocratic and dispassionate analysis.
Given both the influence and limitations of this abstract entity
, the obvious question to ask is how it came into being.
Not in that passage, nor anywhere else, does Publius talk about a "sovereign individual." The passage Barnett quotes from Justice Wilson's Chisholm opinion cannot mean that individuals retain some sovereign status (I think Wilson meant "the man" in the sense of ordinary people, in contrast to an abstract entity
like "legislative authority").
The "unknown buyer" seems the least likely to a seller because they are an abstract entity
. It seems simpler to first approach your key employees or someone within your industry before going out on the market.
The basic point here is that the community cannot be seen as an abstract entity
. Following Friedrich Hegel, it also has "a life of its own." As such, an attack against the values of a community is an attack against the members of that community.
Avicenna believes that active reason is an abstract entity
and has the opportunity to take the material reason to actuality, like the sun that shines and helps the eyes see (Avicenna, 1975).
"Being" signifies and refers to all beings, but there is no such thing as an abstract entity
that is being (and one could add bronze, horse, and human nature).
Too many people in our largest province appear to see the Taliban as a remote, distant and abstract entity
A literary critic, for example, may say that Sherlock Holmes, as a fictional character, has the properties of being an abstract entity
and of being created by Doyle.
Food is a concrete entity but nutrition is an abstract entity
Patriotic feeling was at a high point during the war years, and it was more commonly prompted by 'England' than by the abstract entity
of the 'United Kingdom', even if this was irritating to the Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish.