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Rommetveit, Ragnar. 1978. On negative rationalism in scholarly studies of verbal communication and dynamic residuals in the construction of human intersubjectivity. In Brenner, Michael, Peter Marsh and Marilyn Brenner, eds. The social contexts of method. Croom Helm. pp. 16–32.
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R. argues that Habermas' 'pure intersubjectivity' is a convenient fiction which allows scholars of human communication to pursue their trade with scientific rigor, formal elegance, and academic success while evading practically urgent and basic existential issues of human intersubjectivity.