Brad Miller shows how reified proportionality analysis ends up also reifying
, without clear notice, certain political/philosophical commitments over others.
The first is the suffering of self-centered conditioning: the suffering inherent in the mind's ongoing struggle to establish a substantial self that does not exist by reifying
its own reductive thoughts of persons and world.
It argues that the frontier metaphor is used in science and in many other areas as a means of reifying
American cultural myths, and in the case of science as a way of drawing on those myths to justify certain research spending as a kind of modern 'manifest destiny'.
What Lukacs in particular offers Said, and therefore offers criticism, is a model of how thought can escape the reified and reifying
conditions of ordinary, "immediate" social values and intellectual discourse and how it can attain a new knowledge of those conditions with a view to their destruction.
437), which is to say that we can assign specific definitions as needed, without reifying
terms, while at the same time enjoying the aesthetic pleasures of ambiguity.
Parade's End focalizes one man's experience of the Great War to show that the specter haunting twentieth-century Britain is reifying
contributed to the construction of new kinds of girls by redefining vulnerability, rediagnosing waywardness and reifying
adolescence as a period of dependence" (p.
Changing the focus from colonial modernity as a phenomenon to the Generacion's understandings of change according to their perception of self in reference to other Puerto Ricans and Spanish/US colonial rulers, would have avoided the appearance of reifying
modernity as a well-defined and long-term event, or an ideology.
They also discuss other approaches and caution against reifying
So I think an awareness of the culture should cue us to avoid reifying
a given risk chart and help us acknowledge that it's probably not the whole story.
In describing kinship as "an authority" in this way, Sillander is not only reifying
Bentian kinship, which seems at odds with the Bentian stress on the practical aspects of relatedness (he notes that Bentian people refer to their relatives as an authority, but there is no mention of them referring to kinship per se in such terms) and is something that thinkers such as David Schneider and Roy Wagner have repeatedly warned us against, but is also reifying
of memories and emotions that can be triggered in the present by new objects not directly referring to the subject) and lost (brilliantly, the machines themselves are designed to be mortal, to become nonfunctional after one run)--Lincoln's projects seem to suspend a moment, reifying
it briefly as a spark in the present that soon winks out.