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ZEMELMAN MERINO, Hugo. Subject and subjectivity: the challenge of alternatives as a possible setting-up. Polis [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.27, pp. 355-366. ISSN 0718-6568. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-65682010000300016.
This article addresses the challenge of a conceptualization of the socio-historical reality that can end the separation between the reality as externality and the subject. The aforesaid requires a redefinition of the idea of objectivity. There is the need to find a concept of subjectivity that wont operate by reduction to the level of psychological variables, nor as a simple expression of macrohistorical processes. From a methodological perspective, it highlights the ongoing counterpoint between theoretical content and transience of the subjects. It states that in order to attune human development and social development, social relationships are required that wont involve economic or political domination. Come to this, it is asked: Is it that capitalism hides behind democracy, so this, in its own behalf, denies herself?.
Keywords : objectivity; externality; subject; human development; processes macrohistorical.