Marx Is An Extension Of Alienation In Capital

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The second term that Marx uses interchangeably with alienation in Capital is reification. Reification is an extension of alienation. Put as simply as possible, this is the transformation of people into things, objects. Not physically, capitalism is not quite as insidious…yet. It is a mental process. To illustrate with an example from my own life, the other night I searched, a shopping website, to find a book for this essay. Immediately following I visited, a dating website, to get myself a new girlfriend. I went from shopping for objects to shopping for people. There is no difference in the interface. Both websites contain a picture of the “object”, dimensions, other pertinent information, and a description. However,
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