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 P - Public

 

Public: The persons concerned with something or some event that they can somehow observe and reason about, and communicate their ideas about to others.

The notion of a public is important in quite a few fields: In society, in science, in politics, in art, and it is not easy to clarify logically, because it involves fairly complicated assumptions of human beings about the belief, knowledge and relevant properties of other human beings.





 


See also: Cooperation, Group, Personal Perspectives, Perspective, Propositional attitudes, Society, Them, Us, We


Literature:

Groot, Hilgard & Atkinson, Nagel,

 Original: Aug 31, 2004                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top