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Individuals oscillate, so to speak, along the spectrum of immersive subjectivity to detached objectivity in a movement that "is not linear [which] involves a complex patho-logical movement where the object of study (pathos) retroacts on the subject who investigates it through the tools of reason (logos).
Thus, environmental policy focuses on problems arising from human impact on the environment, which retroacts onto human society by having a (negative) impact on human values such as good health or the 'clean and green' environment.
The amended claim then retroacts upon competitors, forcing them to stop manufacturing, akin to evicting them from their factories.