The end of a metaphor
the base and the superstructure
There are some theoretical terms so closely associated with - assumed to be central and idiosyncratic to - the thought of some thinker that their simple mentioning immediately invokes a name. Cogito "means' Descartes, the "monad" - Leibniz, and similarly "base and superstructure" immediately recalls Marx.
(1994)., The end of a metaphor: the base and the superstructure, in C. C. Gould & R. S. Cohen (eds.), Artifacts, representations and social practice, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 419-439.
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