Your note below packs in a tight bundle a lot of ideas and questions.
Could you please expand on why 1) the relevant structure of inter/intra
individual makes the individual the unit of analysis; and, 2) why that
is the wrong way to go to find a solution to the objectivist tendencies
ps I have not yet read your chapter on the subject. Will do so to in
anticipation of your response.
----- Original Message -----
From: Andy Blunden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Monday, October 31, 2005 5:08 pm
Subject: Re: [xmca] subjectivity
> The problem is, IMHO, that once we define the relevant
> structure as
> inter-individual and intra-individual, we have moved away
> from the
> insights which have given the CHAT tradition its great
> strength. This
> posing of the problem makes the individual the basic unit of
> analysis and discounts the existence of mediation (i.e. the "CH"
> part of CHAT)
> at a fundamental level. Personally, I think this is the wrong
> way to
> go to find a solution to the objectivist tendencies in CHAT.
> At 08:11 PM 31/10/2005 +0000, bb wrote:
> Further, subjectivity is a continuum of inter-
> individual to
> intra-individual processes (thus allowing for in-the-head
> processes such as memory and attention, as well across-the-
> heads processes
> such as communication?), supporting the claim that "This
> approach therefore helps to ascertain the agentive role
> of individual
> processes and of human subjectivity within a profoundly
> social, transactional, and object-related ontology of human life."
> Andy Blunden, on behalf of the Victorian Peace Network, Phone
> (+61) 03-9380 9435
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