Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Becoming subjects

"[B]y concentrating single-mindedly on the important process of objectification, Marx's analysis fails to attend to the equally important process that Kierkegaard refers to as 'becoming subjective.' For both the world and human beings in the world, the process of becoming subjects proceeds hand-in-hand with the process of making objects. Becoming a subject is as much a matter of being addressed as addressing, as much a matter of hearing as of speaking..."

-- Steven Schroeder, A Laboratory for Civil Discourse

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