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Questions for reading - buber

Questions for reading - buber - by showing what is not...

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Questions for Reading Dialogue (excerpts) – Martin Buber 1. Buber offers a definition of conversation that is quite different than many of the traditional ways we tend to think about this concept. What is necessary for conversation to happen according to Buber? How is this idea similar to and different from the cybernetic axiom that “one cannot not communicate?” 2. Buber writes that genuine dialogue “in its highest moments” reaches beyond the boundaries of communication. What does he mean, and how do his examples (two men on bench; his 1914 encounter with a Christian man) illustrate his idea? 3. What are the three kinds of dialogue that Buber discusses? How are they different from one another? How do these distinctions clarify his idea of genuine dialogue
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Unformatted text preview: by showing what is not dialogue? 4. What does Buber mean by a “basic movement?” What is the basic movement of dialogue? Of monologue? What is “reflexion” and why does reflexion lead to monologue? How does Buber’s example of his interaction with his grandparents’ horse illustrate this idea? 5. What does Buber mean by the Other? What role does this concept play in his understanding of dialogue and communication? Buber describes dialogue as a relationship of “I and Thou.” What does this imply about the relationship of self and Other in dialogue? Is dialogue an experience of complete unity with an Other, or is it an experience of difference?...
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