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COSTA, Luis Artur  and  GALLI FONSECA, Tania Mara. From diversity: a definition of the subjectivity. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2008, vol.42, n.3, pp.513-519. ISSN 0034-9690.

The concept of subjectivity has become frequent in works related to the human sciences. Given its novelty and its sometimes inaccurate conceptual definition, the use of the subjectivity concept has become stereotyped in several segments of psychology, losing its specificity. The present essay intends to trace a clear definition of the concept of subjectivity, considering its philosophical bases and its practical implications. Starting with its conceptual difference from the definition of identity, a panorama of the conceptions of ontology and epistemology related to each concept is constructed, unfolding the logical, ethical and practical distinction of subjectivity.

Keywords : Subjectivity; Identity; Philosophy.

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