Discussion and Dialogue

When we communicate we have two old traditions: Discussion and dialogue. Most of us are very well trained in discussion and less skilled in dialogue.

These two traditions create two very different experiences for the participants. David Bohm – On Dialogue – has been working with these two traditions in his work with dialogue. He introduces the concept of fragmentation. A whole is based on parts that fit well together, while a fragment is torn out of the whole in a way that make it impossible to put it back into the whole again. His idea is that the way we think influences the way we communicate. Here is his ideas of fragmentation in the way we think and communicate.


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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