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Open lecture by Professor in Philosophy of Communication Ronald Arnett

Open lecture by Professor in Philosophy of Communication Ronald Arnett

Dialogic Philosophy: The Phenomenological Calling of Arendt, Levinas, and Buber and how their perspective can be of relevance in professional conversations.


22.05.2019 kl. 13.00 - 15.00


In the lecture Professor Ronald Arnett will 

  1. discuss the various schools of dialogue,
  2. provide the locus of dialogic meaning through Frankl, Bonhoeffer, Gadamer, and others,
  3. discuss the phenomenological implications of meaning origins, 4) Apply Arendt, Levinas, and Buber to dialogic philosophy and end the lecture by pointing to some possible perspectives on and the relevance of dialogical philosophy and the phenomenologcal calling in professional conversations. 

Ronald C. Arnett (Ph.D., Ohio University, 1978) is chair and professor of the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies, The Patricia Doherty Yoder and Ronald Wolfe Endowed Chair in Communication Ethics at Duquesne University (USA), and the Henry Koren, C.S.Sp., Endowed Chair for Scholarly Excellence (2010-2015). He is the author/coauthor of eleven books and co-editor of six books. His most recent books are Levinas's Rhetorical Demand: The Unending Obligation of Communication Ethics (2017, Southern Illinois University Press) and Corporate Communication Crisis Leadership: Advocacy and Ethics (2017, Business Expert Press). For this lecture the books he will refer to are his books on:

  • Arendt: Communication Ethics in Dark Times, 
  • Buber:  Communication & Community
  • Levinas: Levinas's Retorical Demand
  • Dialogic Civility (by Ronald Arnett and Pat Arneson)

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Professor Finn Thorbjørn Hansen, Centre for Dialogue and Organization, Department of Communication and Psychology, University of Aalborg


Nordkraft, 10th Floor, Room 10.14, Teglgårds Plads 1, 9000 Aalborg

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