Reification

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Full Title or Meme

The consideration of an abstract thing as if it were concrete, or of an inanimate object as if it were living

Context

The consideration of a human being as an impersonal object. (programming) Process that makes out of a non-computable/addressable object a computable/addressable one. (see also the Wikipedia…

Standards and Protocols are Holy In biology, the individual organism is ephemeral. Each individual is incredibly fragile, and has a built-in limited lifespans, not to mention a good chance of meeting with accidental death at any moment. The only things that matter, that have at least a shot at longevity, are genes (and species, really)…

Reification (computer science), the creation of a data model Reification (knowledge representation), the representation of facts and/or assertions Reification (statistics), the use of an idealized model to make inferences linking results from a model with experimental observations Other uses Edit Reification (fallacy), the fallacy of treating an abstraction as if it were a real thing Reification (Gestalt psychology), the perception of an object as having more spatial information than is present Reification (linguistics), the transformation of a natural-language statement such that actions and events represented by it become quantifiable variables Reification (Marxism), the consideration of an abstraction of an object as if it had living existence and abilities See also Edit Concretization Objectification, the treatment of an entity (such as a human or animal) as an object

References

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