chapter  2
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Binary knowledge and the protected category

Individual and society are, both for historical understanding and for normative judgement, methodological concepts … [A]ll human psychic events and ideal constructions are to be understood as contents and norms of individual life, and just as thoroughly as contents and norms of existence in social interaction … But for all the indisputable indispensability of these individual forms, among which sociality stands uppermost, humanity and the individual remain the polar concepts for the observation of human life.