We have now treated four conversational logics, each favoring a shift from individual to relational responsibility. We do not propose that it is a simple matter to abandon long-standing patterns of exchange in favor of more novel moves in conversation. Even we who write about such matters continue to be enticed by the pleasures of blame and individualized understandings. Yet even though our experience does suggest that these conversational shifts hold substantial promise for the normal give and take of daily life, what can be said about those cases in which the moral fiber is deeply disturbed, in which we not only wish to blame but feel that we would indeed be morally remiss should we not? Is ...
A Case in Point
A case in point