Man in Dialogue

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					  Man in Dialogue
Dominique Dubarle
         Martin Buber
            Dr. Ramon C. Reyes
    Characterizing dialogue

• It is more than two persons talking to each

• Silence can be a dialogue

• So do actions (i.e. gestures, pantomimes,
  among others
    Dialogue by Dominique Dubarle
    ( Dialogue and its Philosophy)

• 2 Kinds
 1. dialogue      with the natural aim of
 unanimity     which aims at intellectual
 agreement on the basis of evidence open to all
 and makes it possible in principle to establish
 true knowledge

Ex. Scientific inquiry
2. dialogue of convictions and their
confrontations          which     involves
philosophical, religious, and political
convictions; defined a human conversation,
where spiritual convictions confront one
   3 main objectives of dialogue of

• Remove grave matters of dispute

• Define in common those areas of agreement

• Exchange resources of vitality and progress
            Martin Buber
• The first requirement of a genuine dialogue is
  listening, being open to the world, observing,
  being aware of everything including flowers and
  animals, not just persons.
• The “signs” of a dialogue are whatever
  happens/occurs to us which are everywhere
  but we ignore them
• God is He “Who Speaks” each moment

• We should respond (answer)when someone
  speaks to us as this is the essence of
    Buber’s 3 Kinds of Dialogue
• Genuine dialogue which establishes a mutual
  living relationship
• Technical dialogue for objective
• Monologue disguised as dialogue like in a
  debate or conversations where nothing is to be
  learned or nothing is given
       Dialogue vs. Monologue

• Dialogue is a turning towards the other; a
  relationship between the I and the Thou; an
  openness and a movement of love

• Monologue/ “reflexion” is withdrawing from
  another person where dialogue becomes fiction
           Dr. Ramon C. Reyes
           (from Edmund Husserl’s The Elements of Society)

• Communication is that which primarily
  constitutes society

• At the bottom of all social life lies what he calls
  community of communication through
  discourse or the reciprocal act of addressing
  and listening and responding.
      3 Activities required in
• Reciprocal appresentation

• Bilateral consciousness of reciprocal

• Reciprocal understanding of mutual awareness
  and interest of each other
• Language- also called discourse; it is the
  deliberate expression and transmission of each
  other’s thoughts.

  The deliberate and manifest will to exchange
  one another’s thoughts, desires and feelings is
  the critical element of real communication
• Forms of Discourse- Gestural, oral, or written

• Correlative moments: (1) act of manifestly
  addressing the other and (2) act of receiving
  the address
• Response to the content (language/address) of
  communication can either be positive or
  negative. Thus, it is only upon mutual reception
  of each other’s address that conflict or
  disagreement can happen.

  Note that disagreement or conflict does not
  necessarily mean failure of communication.
  Communication perfectly took place, only the
  response is negative.
• Communication strengthens the bond between
  interlocutors ( speaker/listener) and there could
  be conflicts between interlocutors without
  necessarily breaking the effective bonds of

• The bond established by
  communication/language is the most
  fundamental social bond according to Husserl.
• Overlapping or coincidence of consciousness-
  achieved in every single act of communication
  where speaker and listener participate. The
  subjectivities of communication thus suggests
  the relationship of the “I” and the “Thou” is
  established and such subjectivity then acquires
  the status of a “person”.

• Through communication complementary
  perspectives of the world is provided us,
  complementary perspectives of one collective
• Transcendental
 intersubjectivity/transcendental “We” –

 posited by Husserl as that which signify that
 purely subjective aspect, the condition of
 possibility of all social life created by no less
 than Communication

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