Conversation : A History of a Declining Art

Conversation : A History of a Declining Art

Book Title: Conversation : A History of a Declining Art

Author: Sherry Turkle

Format: Paperback | 358 pages

Publication Date: 06 Jul 2007

ISBN-13: 9780300123654

Essayist Stephen Miller pursues a lifelong interest in conversation by taking an historical and philosophical view of the subject. He chronicles the art of conversation in Western civilization from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its apex in eighteenth-century Britain to its current endangered state in America. As Harry G. Frankfurt brought wide attention to the art of bullshit in his recent bestselling "On Bullshit," so Miller now brings the art of conversation into the light, revealing why good conversation matters and why it is in decline.