Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Objective mystification

Continuing from the last post, the rest of the chapter echos some of the work done in this and the real/false reason threads. "Individualism is a pretty pure ideology of the market, at least as we have it now" (8). Collectivism is also captured by the market ideology in both conservative and liberal forms. Both are based in a reductionist ontological empiricism that sees individuals as isolated from objectified facts that act upon them, a fetishsized "objective mystification" (9). Bhaskar calls this a form of false reasoning and illusion. (I've noted the same about how the model of hierarchical complexity is also embedded in this ideology that produces both it and capitalism.)

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