Title

A Failed Dialogue? Revisiting the 1975 Meeting of Gregory Bateson and Carl Rogers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2005

Abstract

This study of the 1975 public 'dialogue' between Gregory Bateson and Carl Rogers shows that, far from 'talking past each other' in a '.asco' of misunderstanding and 'debate' that some (including Bateson and Rogers) have taken it for, the two men accomplished at least two of the important functions of dialogue: extending common ideas in new directions and distinguishing signi.cant and realistic differences. Bateson, in particular, clari.ed his use of context and provided a number of insightful examples of this important concept.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Cybernetics & Human Knowing, v. 12, issues 1-2, p. 120-136

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