What Does Marx Mean by the 'Fetishism of Commodities?'
University of Cambridge - Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS); University of York - Department of Politics
July 1, 2010
E-LOGOS Electronic Journal for Philosophy, July 2010
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: Marx, Fetishism, Commodities, Social Relations, Reification, Duplication
Date posted: November 1, 2010
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