thinghood

thinghood

(ˈθɪŋhʊd)
n
(Philosophy) the state or condition of being a thing or having existence
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It's elusive and slippery because it can refer to many things, but in the sense that it's detached from having only a racial referent, it's something that everybody can talk about and has to talk about, whether you're addressing the thinghood of the slave relation or blackness as a signifier of multiplicity.
The film really illustrates the idea of sudden experience of God (exaphanes) expressed by Manoussakis: "When this happens, when my perspective is countered, inversed, returned to me, I am no longer the privileged subject that establishes and constitutes the objectivity of the world (the thinghood of the things), but merely a dative; I become this "to whom" the world, as the world- to-come, is given.
We know that Dasein, world, discourse, and thinghood are phenomena of phenomenology--and so, for that matter, is attunement, including the exceptional attunement: anxiety.
corporation with thinghood or personhood and then the derivation from
36) As a solidified deposit of consciousness, capable of stimulating thoughtful engagement, the short story might be usefully thought of as a paradigm of synthesis between subject and object, operating within the 'positively charged nexus of personhood and thinghood, subjectivity' and objectivity', not so very' different from the solid objects that populate its pages.
Reason appears here as the fluent universal substance, as unchangeable simple thinghood which yet breaks up into many entirely independent beings, just as light bursts asunder into stars as innumerable luminous points, each giving light on its own account, and whose absolute self-existence is dissolved, not merely implicitly, but explicitly for themselves, within the simple independent substance.
These are the first in a long series of suits that will chip away at the legal thinghood of such non-human animals as chimpanzees.
This renders more understandable the unease with the commodification of embryos and thus the conclusions that embryos merit some type of ethical regard that distinguishes them from property or mere thinghood.
Although these services/commodities have next-to-no shelf-life, they are not ethereal but are supplied and received through bodily organs expressive of their thinghood.
The slave is inextricably linked to thinghood (PhS, p.
Rockmore points out that Husserl brackets the reality of the transcendent world: transcendentalism is realized only in transcendental phenomenology (perception is perception of thinghood, of the object itself, the appearance of any thing is inadequate, and there is a way in which every object can be grasped primordially and perfectly adequately.
Kobena Mercer, cultural worker and critic, thought that Mapplethorpe aestheticized his subjects "to the abject status of thinghood.