Challenges to Comprehension Implied by the Logo
of Laetus in Praesens
University of Earth

1992

Dialogue Statements or forms of InterventionTentative typology

Tentative typology

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Prepared as a contextual statement (see others) on the occasion of the Earth Summit (Rio de Janeiro, 1992) for the International Facilitating Committee for the Independent Sectors in the UNCED process (Geneva). Portions of the text were published in the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1994-5, vol 2) and in the online version of its commentaries (to which links below are made) shaping the global network of local bargains by decoding and mapping Earth Summit inter-sectoral issues. [IFCD51D ]

It may be usefully asked to what extent further repetition of statements of a particular type will shift the discussion to a higher level of discourse. Many interventions simply reinforce existing positions without offering a way forward -- especially when they fail to respond to the context created by opposing positions. The typology may also be used in analyzing declarations with a view to clarifying how statements of different types can be more productively combined.

A. CONTEXT-SETTING

B. PERCEIVED TRUTHS

C. JUDGEMENTS

D. APPEALS TO OTHERS

E. ACTION

F. UNCERTAINTY

G. INTEGRATIVE INSIGHT

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