- Subject index
“Anderson, Baxter, and Cissna provide readers with a valuable primer on the concept of dialogue as it relates to specific issues of communication…. The list of contributors reads like a Who's Who in the field of dialogue and communication…. Highly recommended.”
Dialogue: Theorizing Difference in Communication Studies is the first anthology of work on dialogic approaches to communication that offers a state-of-the-art collection of original essays in this emerging research area. Editors Rob Anderson, Leslie A. Baxter, and Kenneth N. Cissna have gathered the most respected scholars in the field to describe their research projects, discuss critical elements of dialogue, and anticipate the evolution of the study of dialogue. With a foreword by Julia T. Wood, contributors include James R. Taylor, Stanley Deetz and Jennifer Simpson, ...
Chapter 2: Relationships Among Philosophies of Dialogue
Relationships Among Philosophies of Dialogue
Although the term dialogue has been commonly used in dramatic and literary theory and practice, philosophy, and ordinary language since at least Plato's time, it took on special meaning in the last part of the 20th century. Near the end of the century, Cissna and Anderson (1998b) introduced an important article about dialogue with 117 citations on this topic, 92 of which had been published since 1990. This proliferation of works across the human studies contributed to Penman's (2000) experience at a 1999 international communication conference during which she “attended every session with the word dialogue in its title and discovered that there were almost as many different usages of the word ...