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A searchable reference library of research
with some manuscripts
Index over texts at stein-braten.com
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The main postulate (on the Virtual Other)
as proposed in Born with the Other in Mind
led to a conference and the Cambridge University
Press book (edited by S.Braten), which brings
together scientists from many fields of research
in cross-disciplinary efforts at dialogue.
(click here for info on this and other
books and articles, many of which deals with the
Virtual Other theory).
The virtual other is, as suggested by
this author, a companion space, in-born
in the mind in an immediate sense,
which invites actual others for
protoconversation from birth, and is
a ground for socialised cognitive contact
of a pro-compassionate kind as well
Letter from Professor Daniel N. Stern, Geneva, on
December 5, 1993, to this author on the manuscript
'Born with the Other in Mind':
Dear Professor Stein Bråten,
First, I want to tell you how much I appreciate
your recent book.
I think it is a major contribution. I
Secondly, I regret to tell you that I will be in
the U.S. at the time of [your] symposium on
Intersubjectivity..." in August, 1994. I will
not be able to attend as it falls during our
family holidays. It sounds terrific and I will
certainly miss much.
I don't know if you have any plans to be in
this area soon -- ICIS in Paris in June? I shall
visit my daughter in Göteborg, Sweden in April.
Perhaps there is some way to get together.
(Letter reprinted with permission.)