On Dialogue

On Dialogue

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Never before has there been a greater need for deeper listening and more open communication to cope with the complex problems facing our organizations, businesses and societies. Renowned scientist David Bohm believed there was a better way for humanity to discover meaning and to achieve harmony. He identified creative dialogue, a sharing of assumptions and understanding, as a means by which the individual, and society as a whole, can learn more about themselves and others, and achieve a renewed sense of purpose.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 133 x 197 x 10.92mm | 159g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415336414
  • 9780415336413
  • 114,911

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"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.
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About David Bohm

David Bohm (1917-92). Renowned physicist and theorist who was one of the most original thinkers of the second half of the twentieth century.
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