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The Primacy of Intersubjectivity

Drew, Nancy PhD

Advances in Nursing Science:
doi: 10.1097/01.ANS.0000311537.88811.fb
Article Available Online Only for the January-March Issue
Abstract

The most important result of phenomenological research is the discovery of inherent intersubjectivity. Strategies for reporting phenomenological research and recognizing its intersubjective aspects are discussed. In addition to its significance for the practice of nurturing care, intersubjectivity is discussed in response to criticism of phenomenology as ungeneralizeable research. As the philosophical foundation of all research, phenomenology's singular position as a philosophy and research methodology is discussed.

In Brief

The most important result of phenomenological research is the discovery of inherent intersubjectivity. In addition to its significance for the practice of nurturing care, intersubjectivity is discussed in response to criticism of phenomenology as ungeneralizeable research.

Author Information

Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut.

Corresponding Author: Nancy Drew, PhD, Saint Joseph College, 97 Cumberland St, Hartford, CT 06106 (ndrew@sjc.edu).

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.