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... Commodities-Structure and Reification In extending Marx's concept of commodity fetishism, Lukacs is attempting to relate the commodities-structure, already well-defined in the marketplace by Marx in Das Kapital, to all spheres of bourgeois society and in fact as the central structure in bourgeois consciousness. This extension has ramifications well outside the realm of economic concerns, and will for Lukacs impinge upon the epistemological and philosophical possibilities for a capitalist society. In order to understand the process by which this extension takes place, according to Lukacs, we must first highlight the "problem of commodities" as it is understood within Marxist thought. In identifying...