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false consciousness

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Definition of false consciousness in English:

noun

[mass noun]
(Especially in Marxist theory) a way of thinking that prevents a person from perceiving the true nature of their social or economic situation.
Example sentences
  • Biology produces the very heroism my friend would ascribe to false consciousness.
  • We on the left console ourselves with mutterings about false consciousness.
  • For Marx, democracy was an engine of false consciousness.

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