Definitions for objectification
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ob•jec•ti•fyəbˈdʒɛk təˌfaɪ(v.t.)-fied, -fy•ing.
to present as an object, esp. of sight, touch, or other physical sense; make objective; externalize.
Origin of objectify:
the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing
a concrete representation of an abstract idea or principle
The process or manifestation of objectifying (something).
In social philosophy, objectification means treating a person as a thing, without regard to their dignity. According to the philosopher Martha Nussbaum, a person is objectified if they are treated: ⁕as a tool for another's purposes; ⁕as if lacking in agency or self-determination; ⁕as if owned by another; ⁕as if interchangeable; ⁕as if permissible to damage or destroy; ⁕as if there is no need for concern for their feelings and experiences.
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