Traces the contributions of key thinkers within the intersubjectivist tradition including: Husserl, Buber, Kojeve, Merleau-Ponty, Mead, Wittgenstein, Schutz and Habermas.
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, Schutz and Habermas. Intersubjectivity is an important and accessible volume which promotes cooperation between various disciplines addressing shared concerns.
PrefaceA Book about IntersubjectivityDimensions of IntersubjectivitySubjectivity, Alterity and BetweenOn Radical IntersubjectivityImagination, Self and OtherOn Egological IntersubjectivityConcrete Intersubjectivity and the LifeworldOn Alfred SchutzSystem, Lifeworld and Communicative ActionIntersubjectivity and PowerCitizens of the LifeworldConclusionThe Fabric of Social Becoming