The Dialogical Mind

Ivana Markova
  • January 2016, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/cbo9780511753602

Relations between the self and others

What is it about?

Dialogical relations have become central in human and social sciences as well as in professions such as education, health care and therapy. The self and others are mutually bound together through daily knowledge, communication and actions. All these bonds are based on ethics, responsibilities, trust as well as distrust.

Why is it important?

Dialogical mind is the mind in interaction with others - with individuals, groups, institutions and cultures in historical perspectives. It presents ethics of the dialogical mind as an alternative to the narrow perspective of individualism and cognitivism that has traditionally dominated the field of social psychology. This has implications for professional practices involving problems of communication, care and therapy.


Ivana Markova (Author)
University of Stirling

Over years I have learnt from my colleagues involved with the care of, an research on, congenital deafblindness, cerebral palsy and other lifelong physical disorders. This has enabled me to combine theoretical ideas and with practical issues of communication and care.

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