Privacy, self knowledge, and the commune:Toward an epistemology of the family

In Hilde Lindemann Nelson (ed.), Feminism and Families. Routledge. pp. 105-115 (1996)
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Abstract

Advocates of communal living often urge that life in a commune provides the framework for a deeper knowledge of other people. I believe this is clearly true and because it is true, communal living is also instrumental in promoting self knowledge. The dialogue that is part of the life of a commune enables one to incorporate the insights of the other members into his understanding of himself and his world.

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John Hardwig
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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