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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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Dialogue and Dialectic: Eight Hermeneutical Studies on Plato

This book contains translations of eight of Hans-Georg Gadamer‘s best known studies on Plato. Although they all display the interpretive art for which Gadamer is so well known and may be said to exemplify the hermeneutical theory which he elaborated … Continue reading

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The Rebirth of Dialogue – Bakhtin, Socrates, and the Rhetorical Tradition

Dialogue has suffered a long eclipse in the history of rhetoric and in the history of philosophy. Socrates, its most important early practitioner, left no writings of his own, and his voice has become inextricably merged with the writings of … Continue reading

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Constructing Resourceful or Mutually Enabling Communities – Putting a New (Dialogical) Practice into Our Practices

The whole idea of being a “participant,” of being an involved actor as distinct from being an “external observer” standing over against or apart from what one is learning about or researching into, is crucial in everything that follows below. … Continue reading

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Conversational realities – from within Persons to within Relationships

What we need, I want to claim, is not knowledge in the form of theoretical representations, but of a very different, much more practical kind. My concern today, then, is with the conditions, the relations between us, that might make … Continue reading

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The Practice of Dialogue in Critical Pedagogy

This paper examines dialogue in the higher education classroom. Instigated by my teaching experiences and the paucity of empirical studies examining dialogue in the higher education classroom, I present a re-examination of data I collected in 1996 for an ethnographic … Continue reading

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Beyond discourse: education, the self, and dialogue

Drawing on the works of Martin Buber and Mikhail Bakhtin, the author explores the roles that dialogue, laughter, and spontaneity play in the education of the whole person. Using Mikhail Bakhtin’s concepts of dialogue and carnival, and in connection with … Continue reading

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