false consciousness

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false consciousness ‎(plural false consciousnesses)

  1. (Marxism, social sciences) A faulty understanding of the true character of social processes due to ideology.
    • 2007, Roy E. Allen, Human Ecology Economics[1], ISBN 0415770912, page 187:
      The author is less inclined than Jung to treat freedom as an ideological illusion or false consciousness.

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