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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of hypostatizing, or the state of being hypostatized. Also hypostasization.

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  • noun reification

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  • noun regarding something abstract as a material thing


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  • To judge from some on-line sources, W.F. Albright was talking about "hypostatization" as a regular process in religions/mythologies as far back as 1925!

    languagehat.com: HYPOSTASIS.

  • In addition to criticizing the “hypostatization” of the ideas of reason, Kant seeks to expose the “subreptions” involved in the use of the ideas.

    Kant's Critique of Metaphysics

  • This hypostatization of the idea of the world, the fact that it is taken to be a mind-independent object, acts as the underlying assumption motivating both parties to the two mathematical antinomies.

    Kant's Critique of Metaphysics

  • The argument Kant offers is excruciating, but the essential point is that, just as the idea of the soul involved the subreption of the hypostatized consciousness, so too, the idea of the ens realissimum is generated by both a subrepted principle and a hypostatization.

    Kant's Critique of Metaphysics

  • The hypostatization of this idea, therefore, although it may be natural, is deeply problematic.

    Kant's Critique of Metaphysics

  • Another figure hovering in the background was Sigmund Freud, for although in other books he is critical of Freud's hypostatization of entities within the unconscious, in Art as Experience he gives subconscious processes a significant role in the creative process.

    Dewey's Aesthetics

  • While both criticism and dogmatism privilege the absolute synthesis of subject and object as their ultimate goal, this does not, as has often been assumed, amount to the empty hypostatization of a tautological statement of identity.

    Tragedy and the War of the Aesthetic

  • The hypostatization of the heart implied here is a unique feature of ancient Egyptian thought.


  • The hypostatization of the Holy Spirit, which in many scriptual contexts seems to be an at - tribute or aspect of God, completed the process.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Any hypostatization of grace is ruled out by the very title of the first question, which makes it clear that grace is nothing less than the help of God, while the treatise itself expounds the manner in which divine grace is essential for every action of man, no less than for his redemption from sin and preparation for blessedness.

    Nature and Grace: Selections from the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas


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