Reification

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This article critiques the concept of Reification.

Submitted: April 15, 2016

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Submitted: April 15, 2016

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Reification is a concept that has been popular to use by Critical Legal Studies scholars.  Reification is defined as follows:reification takes place when a person treats an abstract concept as if it is concrete.  A person, might say for example that property is a reified concept and therefore invald to use.There are at least two objections to the use of reification as a jurisprudential concept.

First,  reification is itself a reified concept and therefore invalid.

Second.  The word  "concrete" in the definition of reification is itself reified.

Since reification itself is an invalid concept, the word  "reification" should not be used.

 


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