What does Marx mean by the "fetishism of commodities" ?

Dobra, Alexandra (2010) What does Marx mean by the "fetishism of commodities" ? E-LOGOS Electronic Journal for Philosophy, 10 (7). pp. 1-9. ISSN ISSN 1211-0442

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Abstract

The present paper aims to analyse Marx’s concept of “fetishism of commodities” by explaining the mechanism of a social genesis of determined illusions, arising in the sphere of production and circulation of commodities. It highlights the existence of an auto-sustained autarkic system of 4 variables – reification, objectification, duplicity and habit - sustaining and leading to the fetishism of commodities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marx, Fetishism; Commodities; Social Relations; Reification; Duplication.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Gesellschaftsphilosophie, politische Philosophie, Rechtsphilosophi
Depositing User: Alexandra Dobra
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2010 15:15
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:53
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1966

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