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Blended Qualities of Intersubjectivity from Belonging and Transcendental Phases by Online Participants.

Blended Qualities of Intersubjectivity from Belonging and Transcendental Phases by Online Participants.

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Little is known about the scientist-animal relationship; therefore, the aim of this study was to learn how moments of intersubjectivity, or “oneness” are created and experienced by scientists. It is by appreciating the risks and vulnerabilities intrinsic to human-animal relationships that propel the present investigation. The current cultural bias...

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