chapter  6
Epistemology: Understanding agonistic dialogue
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Third parties, whether as analysts or as agents, find that their analyses and actions are already implicated in the conflict arenas that they seek to understand or transform. At a theoretical level, there is no adequate third-party account of agonistic dialogue. There is no theory or philosophy of radical disagreement. These largely negative results offer insight into the nature of linguistic intractability and have significant theoretical and practical implications.