‘Reification’: what does ‘planning’ mean?

Phil at ‘A Very Public Sociologist‘ has put up the last in a series of posts about a work of Marxist philosophy called ‘History and Class Consciousness‘, by Georg Lukacs. It’s good, read it.This post is a discussion of the central idea of ‘reification’, and its links with the idea of economic ‘planning’.

‘Reification’ means thing-ification: treating human actions and decisions as though they non-human natural events.

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