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Intersubjectivity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Intersubjectivity is a concept used to describe the space of shared understanding, or common ground, between persons wherein people, as individual subjects, collaboratively create and share meaning. Originally central to the philosophy of phenomenology, the concept of intersubjectivity is also central to a number of other fields, including dialogic philosophy, hermeneutics, pragmatics, sociology, linguistics, and communication. Intersubjectivity is also an important concept in interdisciplinary studies of identity because of the ways that identities are constructed ...

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