DIALOGUE: MARTIN BUBER
Martin Buber (1970) saw dialogue as a form of human meeting with an orientation toward connection and relationship.
There is genuine dialogue—no matter whether spoken or silent—where each of the participants really has in mind the other or others in their present and particular beings and turns to them with the intention of establishing a living mutual relation between himself and them.
(Buber, 1965, p. 19)
One of the ways Buber explained his view of dialogue was by using examples of what it is not. He describes three basic forms of communication between individuals: monologue disguised as dialogue, technical dialogue, and genuine dialogue. Monologue disguised as dialogue occurs when someone who is talking appears more ...