a Marxist theory that people are unable to see things, especially exploitation, oppression, and social relations, as they really are; the hypothesized inability of the human mind to develop a sophisticated awareness of how it is developed and shaped by circumstances.
any belief or view that prevents a person from being able to understand the true nature of a situation.
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How to use false consciousness in a sentence
Is my religion the product of false consciousness or a conscious response to the true God?
Moreover, they don't believe this because they've been brainwashed into false consciousness by consumerist propaganda.