On Dialogue

On Dialogue

An Essay in Free Thought

Book - 1996
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In this pathbreaking and insightful book, Robert Grudin reveals how the use of dialogue can open the door to greater creativity. Ranging across a wide spectrum of examples, from Renaissance art to modern science, from the feedback loops of the natural world to the ordinary human interactions of daily life, the author provides new ideas and makes new connections for readers seeking to liberate themselves from the constraints of conventional thought. Of intense interest to academic specialists in philosophy and cognitive studies, the book is also of immediate practical use to general readers. On Dialogue represents the third in the trilogy of philosophical essays that began with Time and the Art of Living and continued with The Grace of Great Things, both of which are available in Houghton Mifflin paperback editions.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of philosophical essays draws on examples from the Renaissance and modern science to explore how the use of dialogue can lead to creative thinking

Blackwell North Amer
On Dialogue embraces what might be called the generous ways of thinking - metaphor, paradox, ambiguity, copia - ways that lead to multiplicity and diversity of ideas. In its broadest implications, Grudin's work is about the nature of the self and its place in society. Grudin celebrates the paradox that self-transcendence can lead to greater connection with others and ultimately to greater self-knowledge. On Dialogue, true to its own nature, is a book not easily categorized: of great importance to the academic specialist in philosophy and cognitive studies, it is also a practical and pleasurable resource for the general reader.

& Taylor

The third in a trilogy of philosophical essays by the author of The Grace of Great Things draws on examples from the Renaissance and modern science to explore how the use of dialogue can lead to creative thinking.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1996
ISBN: 9780395771877
Characteristics: ix, 228 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm


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