- Gordon SammutAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, University of Malta Email author
- , Fathali MoghaddamAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, Georgetown University
The concept of interobjectivity has been introduced and developed in the social sciences to account for the nonconscious engagement in the course of social interaction that occurs within a social field that is phenomenally objective for subjects and that includes interactions with objects. The concept relies on a phenomenological distinction between things in themselves and things as perceived and experienced by human subjects that is contingent on cultural objectifications and social practices. From this phenomenological point of view, the distinction between subjectivity and objectivity is a false one.
A phenomenological claim is that in our everyday engagement in social practice, other people do not appear to us as having subjective perceptions that differ from our own (cultural researchers would dispute this claim). Human subjects appear to us as oriented to the properties and processes of things in the same way as these appear to ourselves, as objective fact ...
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- Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology
- pp 991-993
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- Springer New York
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- Thomas Teo (1111)
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- 1111. Department of Psychology, York University
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- 917. Department of Psychology, University of Malta, Msida, MSD, Malta
- 918. Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, White-Gravenor Hall 306, Washington, DC, 20057-1001, USA
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