"On Dialogue" is the most comprehensive documentation to date of best-selling author David Bohm's dialogical world view. Bohm explores the purpose, methods and meanings of the multi-faceted process he referred to simply as "dialogue," suggesting that dialogue offers the possibility of an entirely new order of communication and relationship with ourselves, our fellows, and the world around us.
Bohm's basic message is: if your views are correct, they do not need an aggressive defense; if they are incorrect they do not deserve it and realizing that is the beginning of dialogue. His book offers tools that facilitate a true exchange of ideas between people.
"Finally, although not a book about education per se, the summer of 2017 is a fine time to read David Bohm's 'On Dialogue' (1996). Bohm, a theoretical physicist, wrote this short, striking text in response to a `general feeling that communication is breaking down everywhere, on an unparalleled scale'. The book is a brilliantly penetrating analysis of the way that people habitually talk at cross purposes, blocking and distorting the meaning of what others are trying to say. `Assumptions or opinions are like computer programs in people's minds', he writes. `Those programs take over against the best of intentions - they produce their own intentions.' Bohm's reflections on how to `listen to the whole of what is said' and how to `create something new' in dialogue with others remain highly resonant." -Matt Lloyd-Rose, social researcher, NGO leader and writer.
Series: Routledge Classics (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition