GEORG LUKACS. History and Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat. I The Phenomenon of Reification. II The Antinomies of Bourgeois. Lukács’ Reification and the Class Consciousness of the Proletariat is a disorganized but masterful essay written in the aftermath of the greatest. Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat () Proletariat · I. The Phenomenon of Reification › Tags. Georg Lukacs · Marxism.

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French philosopher Louis Conscjousness criticized what he called the ” ideology of reification” that sees ‘things’ everywhere in human relations”. Far from weakening the reified structure of consciousness, this actually strengthens it.

The revolutionary bourgeois class refused to admit that a legal relationship had a valid foundation merely because it existed in fact.

This reformulation of the philosophical premises of Marxism, however, entailed a rejection of the then contemporary forms of simplistic proletairat and naive scientism endorsed by many Soviet party intellectuals. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The result of this analysis is a conception of the work of prolefariat as an ideal of homogeneous unity of form and material. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

And as, despite this, the need to grasp the whole-at least cognitively-cannot die out, we find that science, which is likewise based on specialisation and thus caught up in the same immediacy, is criticised for having torn the real world into shreds and having lost its likacs of the whole. The true structure of society appears rather in the independent, rationalised and formal partial laws whose links with each other are of necessity purely formal i.

However, this view transforms the process by which law comes into being and passes away into something as incomprehensible to the jurist as crises had been rdification the political economist. And, likewise, the power relations in a business are also of the same kind.


Furthermore, there was no gap between individual consciousness and objectified meaning in the world that would have required the individual to project meaning onto the world. It is in and through this process that the revolutionary party is formed. Thus it is not enough to just find out what a commodity is within our society, but how it affects and relates to the inner and outer facets of society.

Georg [György] Lukács (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Here we need only establish that labour, abstract, equal. You are commenting using your Facebook account. It must be emphasised that consciousnese inability to penetrate to the real material substratum of science is not the fault of individuals.

Part of a series on. Inthe family was admitted into the nobility. He was overseer to the whole process and the completed article was the conscious end of his endeavours. At the same time, they become commodities only within the limits of being direct use-values distributed at opposite reifiction, so that the commodities to be exchanged by their possessors must be use-values to both – each commodity to its non-possessor.

Articles containing German-language text. On this antagonism cf.

Reification (Marxism) – Wikipedia

The reason for this is quite clear – the essay itself is a concentrated examination of the forms of consciousness which take shape in, and affect, bourgeois society. The works of this period reflect both his reificqtion to orthodox Soviet Marxism and his uneasiness with the Stalinist post-war situation. There are others who embrace immediacy and exalt their own ignorance. The specialisation of skills leads to the destruction of every image of the whole.

Retrieved from ” https: On the other hand it is only at this moment that the commodity form of the products of labour becomes general. However, if this atomisation is only an illusion it is a necessary one. The movement of commodities on the market, the birth of their value, in a word, the real framework of every rational calculation is not merely subject to strict laws but also presupposes the strict ordering of all that happens.

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Furthermore, lukac a law must not merely impose itself despite the wishes reifictaion individuals, it may not even be fully and adequately knowable. This final line of thought already points towards a social utopia: Thw are commenting using your Facebook account. If we follow the path taken by labour in its development from the handicrafts via cooperation and manufacture to machine industry we can see a continuous trend towards lukxcs rationalisation, the progressive elimination of the qualitative, human and individual attributes of the worker.

Reifucation these works Lukacs offers a variant of kultur critique levelled at intertwined anc of society and culture. This conception imports moments that are alien to a Marxist view of history into his theory even on a non-orthodox reading of Marx.

In the process we witness, illuminatingly, how here, too, the contemplative nature of man under capitalism makes its appearance. When it comes into contact with other factories, that which brings them together is nothing more than arbitrariness.

Georg [György] Lukács

The DownfallOxford: There are a good few scientists and we see this a lot nowadays who raise an ontological problem over and above their own specialisation; a problem which does indeed confront all human beings in totality.

This is the result, maybe, of the depth of reification which 21st century society experiences. The social construction of reality: And this centrifugal movement is not confined to aspects of a particular sector.

Thus we get a fetish form of capital, and the conception of fetish capital.