An Analysis of Dialogism in Mikhail Bakhtin’s Thought: Convergence of Philosophy and Methodology

Document Type: Original Article

Abstract

 Undoubtedly, the twentieth century can be regarded as one of the richest periods of the history of philosophy and thought which globalized this tradition, generally, because of the spread of mass media and even the published books, and joined all vast and narrow streams, here and there, together and at their Juncture a big sea is formed which is the most important gain of the century. One of the narrow streams that was flowing through the fearful and dictatorial land of Russia and joined the ocean of century’s thought was that of Mikhael Bakhtin, the Russian linguist. In this article, an attempt will be made to use Bakhtin’s dialogic viewpoints in order to show that one of the important possibilities in Mikhail Bakhtin’s ideology is to unite methodology and philosophy, as an introduction. This quality might fill the historical gap between methodology and philosophy. Here, we try to access the methodological possibilities with emphasis on Bakhtin’s dialogism and by speculating about and rejoining the conceptual elements in his ideas. It is believed that they can make a new basis for theoretical conceptualizations in humanities and social sciences. Thus, in this article we try to investigate on two philosophical and methodological aspects in the analysis of Bakhtin’s ideas.

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