- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

In philosophy, subjects are thinking individuals who are ‘actors’ in society. While the nature of subjects is increasingly called into question, it has long been synonymous with ‘I’ or ‘self’ and the autonomy implied by these words.

Longer explanation

I know who I am. I am me. I make my own decisions. I write ...

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