Category Archives: Dialogue

Dialogism and the psyche: Bakhtin and contemporary psychology

The authors argue that dialogical philosophy, and particularly the work of the Bakhtin circle, offers psychology a way to conceptualize and study human experience such that the notion of psyche is preserved and enriched. The authors first introduce the work … Continue reading

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Two diverging paths toward a common destination: The dialogism of Vygotsky and Bakhtin

A search for a distinctively human trait was a common intellectual quest during the beginning of the 20th century. Consciousness was often discussed as the unique feature of humanness and Vygotsky and Bakhtin joined in the debate with their unique … Continue reading

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From Bakhtinian theory to a dialogical psychology

The analysis of the different articles in this special issue gives a rather promising but complex image of a dialogical approach to psychology. Mikael Leiman proposed utterances as the object of study for psychotherapy research, semiotic mediation as the explanatory … Continue reading

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Understanding Process From Within: An Argument for ‘Withness’-Thinking

If our task is simply that of theorizing process, then there are many brilliant writers and thinkers in the recent past to turn to. But as I see it, these writers are mostly oriented toward helping us think about process … Continue reading

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