hypostatisation


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Noun1.hypostatisation - regarding something abstract as a material thing
objectification - the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing
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Our argument is that there is a hypostatisation of the two logics of capitalism and geopolitics in this account of imperialism, which are conceived as always-already analytically separate elements that are then subsequently combined.
Tennyson apprehends, like Dostoevsky, how the "reifying devaluation of man had permeated into all the pores of contemporary life, and even into the very foundations of human thinking" and he posits against this reification a fluid, dialogic consciousness that resists hypostatisation through its claim to be present, ongoing, unstable, and empirically unknowable (Problems, p.