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  1. Verstehen

    Verstehen, in the context of German philosophy and social sciences in general, has been used since the late 19th century – in English as in German – with the particular sense of the "interpretive or participatory" examination of social phenomena. The term is closely associated with the work of the German sociologist, Max Weber, whose antipositivism established an alternative to prior sociological positivism and economic determinism, rooted in the analysis of social action. In anthropology, Verstehen has come to mean a systematic interpretive process in which an outside observer of a culture attempts to relate to it and understand others. Verstehen is now seen as a concept and a method central to a rejection of positivistic social science. Verstehen refers to understanding the meaning of action from the actor's point of view. It is entering into the shoes of the other, and adopting this research stance requires treating the actor as a subject, rather than an object of your observations. It also implies that unlike objects in the natural world human actors are not simply the product of the pulls and pushes of external forces. Individuals are seen to create the world by organizing their own understanding of it and giving it meaning. To do research on actors without taking into account the meanings they attribute to their actions or environment is to treat them like objects.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of verstehen in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of verstehen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Sie sehen immer die Welt, wie Sie sind. Wenn Sie etwas nicht gefällt, ist es wahrscheinlich, weil es den Teil von dir, dass Ihnen am wenigsten repräsentiert. Das ist genau das, warum die Welt zu verstehen, müssen Sie zuerst von ihr weg, und dann suchen Sie tiefer in, tief in sich selbst.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Gute Führer immer verstehen, dass die Führung ist weder ein Anerkennungspreis, noch eine Lizenz für die Leistung auszuführen, aber es ist eine große Verantwortung, in anderen aus, um das Beste, während der Erfüllung ihrer Unternehmensziele.

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