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The role of subjectivity: Response to Noriyuki Inoue

   | Aug 06, 2016


This paper offers a response to Dr Noriyuki Inoue’s article published in this issue of the International Journal for Transformative research, entitled The role of subjectivity in teacher expertise development: Mindfully embracing the “black sheep” of educational research. Inoue freely uses the terms ‘subjectivity’ and ‘objectivity’; but referring to findings from quantum physics and consciousness studies, both of which challenge the view that it is possible to observe a world that exists independently of the observer, I ask whether the Japanese concepts of jikkan and ba actually also suggest that it is not possible to separate and define subjective and objective dimensions of reality.

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Volume Open
Journal Subjects:
Philosophy, Metaphysics, Ontology, Epistemology, Social Sciences, Education, Education Systems