Objectification

Stock, Kathleen (2020) Objectification. International Encyclopedia of Ethics.

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Abstract

This entry considers the question “What is objectification?” After preliminary remarks about different methodological approaches, several possible answers, or groups of answers, are introduced, separated out in terms of broad themes. Each is situated in relation to historical and more contemporary authors. These themes are: objectification as instrumentalization; objectification as reduction to the body; objectification as negation of subjectivity or agency; objectification as naturalization. Objectification is considered in relation to both sexual and racial contexts. Finally, these themes are discussed in relation to the wider category of “mind suppression,” and its relation to objectification in the familiar context of imagery.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Objectification
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1395 Feminist ethics
Depositing User: Kathleen Stock
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2019 08:56
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/88845

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