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What Does Marx Mean by the 'Fetishism of Commodities?'


Alexandra Dobra


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

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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.

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Keywords: Marx, Fetishism, Commodities, Social Relations, Reification, Duplication

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Date posted: November 1, 2010  

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Dobra, Alexandra, What Does Marx Mean by the 'Fetishism of Commodities?' (July 1, 2010). E-LOGOS Electronic Journal for Philosophy, July 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1701131

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Alexandra Dobra (Contact Author)
University of Cambridge - Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) ( email )
First Floor, 17 Mill Lane
Cambridge, CB2 1RX
Great Britain
University of York - Department of Politics ( email )
York YO10 5DD
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