Conversational Paradigm LO6084
Mon, 11 Mar 1996 15:59:03 -0500

Replying to LO5734 --

In a message dated 96-02-20 21:46:20 EST, you write:
Michael said:
>How does one "complete connections with others"? I am still
>connected to my former wife. I think this is an example of the
>possibility of declaration - but it doesn't thereby become complete
>except from one of many points of view.
>I think this is an important conversation because our human
>institutions exist in this domain and we need to create powerful *and
>acceptable* distinction to see us through.

I think of completion in this context as "getting a conversation
complete." It might be a private conversation about someone else like the
kinds of things we mutter under our breaths.

For me, a conversation of mine gets complete when it no longer grips me.
So a relationship with even someone who is dead can get complete.... but
not the relationship in some abstract form. Instead, the conversation
inside the relationship.

This conversation only makes sense in a domain that assumes that "human
beings and human organizations are networks of conversations."
Conversations within both humans and organizations are born, live for a
while and then die.

Any thoughts?


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