A stream of meaning flowing through life

Martin Dodman*, Ramsey Affifi, Jean Louis Aillon, Osman Arrobbio, Giuseppe Barbiero, Elena Camino, Laura Colucci–gray, Enzo Ferrara, Silvano Folco

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

As we have often stated, the issues and editorials prefacing Visions for Sustainability have endeavoured to contribute to humanity’s dialogue with nature (Prigogine & Stengers, 1984). Dialogue (dia: “through” – logos: “word” or “signifier”) is described by Bohm (1996) as “a stream of meaning flowing among and through and between us” (p. 6). The stream of meaning that creates the flow of humanity’s dialogue has always been shaped by the evolution of human language and the way in which “we human beings exist and operate as human beings as we operate in language: languaging is our manner of living as human beings” (Maturana, 2002, p.27). Moreover, the sustainability of life itself depends on language as a means of creating the flow, the exchange and the processing of information that enable the biological processes that are vital for all living organisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
JournalVisions for Sustainability
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2021


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