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ERIC Number: ED312082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 13
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Between Subjects: Shared Meanings of Intersubjectivity.
Leadbeater, Bonnie J.
While the term "intersubjectivity" has become widely used to mean something like "shared experience," it is, paradoxically, poorly understood. This review of the theoretical foundations of intersubjectivity argues that the problem lies in the developmental starting points of the theories. Either subjective experiences are seen to develop before communal ones, as in Schutz (1967), or vice versa, as in Mead (1934). It is asserted that the polarity of these positions works against the understanding of the processes of intersubjectivity. Evidence from research on infants is used to suggest a new starting point that acknowledges both shared and private experience. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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