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However, still according to him, intersubjectivity should be viewed as a tendency of the human communication for operating in a dynamic tension with the other (cf. Wertsch, 1998, p. 112-113). This way of focusing on intersubjectivity is possible thanks to the dialogical perspective in the process of socialization. As highlighted by Wertsch (1988) in the frame of reader-text interaction, the dialogical perspective shows the nonplausibility of the idea of fixed meanings received by the subject, consequently focusing on “how an interlocutor might use texts as thinking devices and respond to them in such a way that new meanings are generated” (p.
Numinous” means the intuition of an all pervading mysterious force in the universe. … No, it is not phenomenological. … No, phenomenological means that you can give it a shape, that you can somehow describe it. But you can’t describe it, it is, as I said, an intuition, rather more like a feeling. I mean that it is prereflexive… Yes, yes. And this, as I said, may lead to the intuition of the numinous, although I do not yet call it religious. You can have an idea, an intuition of numinous forces in the world without it being religious in the usual sense of the word.
You could say that the enemy or the adversary is a barrier, rather than a frontier. And it could even be a welcome barrier, like a barrier I can climb or jump. Because enemies give me the possibility of proving my action potential, my possibility of overcoming obstacles and thereby reaching perfection. … B: A frontier is a place where normally I have to stop. While a barrier is an obstacle which I try to overcome. L: But you can cross a frontier: You may say, well, if I cross it, I can go into the new, but also the strange.