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Relational Responsibility: Resources for Sustainable Dialogue
Questioning the tradition of individual responsibility, this pioneering book also transforms the concept of responsibility by giving centre stage to the relational process rather than to the individual - replacing alienation and isolation with meaningful dialogue. The first three chapters are the editors' own contribution on relational responsibility - followed by their an ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 27th 1998 by Sage Publications
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Dec 10, 2008 Scott rated it really liked it
I was supposed to write a review on this back in 2001, and got sidetracked because I was trying to graduate from my master's program. For the record, I'll say that the text can be difficult, but Gergen's ideas are interesting. He is one of the brand of postmodernists that don't believe that "anything goes"--not a relativist. Instead, he tries to argue for a postmodern ethics based on relationships--how the connection between people demands responsibility toward and for one another. So rather tha ...more