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Ethics of Dialogue

The ethics of dialogue has drawn increasing attention from scholars in the humanities and social sciences, as well as from policy makers and problem solvers in the realms of business, government, and civil society. Ethical dialogue is an approach for human discourse and reasoning directed toward improved problem understanding and possible problem resolution. Such discourse focuses on the enhancement of learning and relationship building by multiple stakeholders who are struggling to make better sense of complex, messy problems that are characterized by significant value or interest conflicts and contested knowledge claims. An ethics of dialogue can be examined by exploring dialogic modes of communication, tracing certain philosophical notions regarding dialogic ethics, and exploring possible risks and benefits for applications of dialogic ethics in organizational, business, ...

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