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  1. objectification(noun)

    the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing

  2. objectification(noun)

    a concrete representation of an abstract idea or principle

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  1. objectification(Noun)

    The process or manifestation of objectifying (something).

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  1. Objectification

    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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