T he title, Celebrating the Other, is based on Clark and Holquist's (1984) reference to Mikhail Bakhtin's dialogic theory as a celebration of alterity. Like Bakhtin's work, mine is designed to provide a long overdue celebration of the other. For too long our major cultural and scientific views have been monologic and self celebratory - focusing more on the leading protagonist and the supporting cast that he has assembled for his performances than on others as viable people in their own right. Time now to celebrate the other - not only to set the record of our understanding straight but, of equal importance, to give voice, and in their own register and form, to those who have been condemned to silence.

part Part I|28 pages


chapter 1|14 pages

The Context of Power

chapter 2|12 pages

Conceptual Dilemmas

part Part II|65 pages

Monologism: Celebrating the Self

chapter 4|24 pages

Psychology’s Celebration of the Self

chapter 5|11 pages

A Most Peculiar Self

chapter 6|17 pages

The Enlightened Suppression of the Other

part Part III|68 pages

Dialogism: Celebrating the Other

chapter 7|14 pages

Celebrating the Other

The Dialogic Turn

chapter 8|16 pages

The Multiple Voices of Human Nature

chapter 9|15 pages

Shared Ownership

part Part IV|26 pages


chapter 11|11 pages

Dialogic Ethics

On Freedom, Responsibility and Justice

chapter 12|13 pages

Democratization and Human Nature