Intersubjectivity: The Fabric of Social Becoming

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Overview

This clearly written and broad-ranging text introduces and explains the notion of intersubjectivity as a central concern of philosophy, sociology, psychology and politics. The main purpose of the book is to provide a coherent framework for this important concept against which the various and contrasting debates can be more clearly understood. Beyond this, Nick Crossley provides a critical discussion of intersubjectivity as an interdisciplinary concept to shed light on our understanding of selfhood, communication, citizenship, power and community.

The author traces the contributions of many key thinkers engaged within the intersubjectivist tradition, including Husserl, Buber, Koj[gr]eve, Merleau-Ponty, Mead, Wittgenstein, Sc

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Meet the Author

Nick Crossley Senior Lectuer in Sociology, University of Manchester

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Table of Contents

Preface: A Book About Intersubjectivity
Acknowledgements
1 Dimensions of Intersubjectivity 1
2 Subjectivity, Alterity and Between: On Radical Intersubjectivity 24
3 Imagination, Self and Other: On Egological Intersubjectivity 49
4 Concrete Intersubjectivity and the Lifeworld: On Alfred Schutz 73
5 System, Lifeworld and Communicative Action 99
6 Intersubjectivity and Power 127
7 Citizens of the Lifeworld 150
Conclusion: The Fabric of Social Becoming 173
Bibliography 175
Index 182
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