… a very precise meaning. It is a discussion which does not resolve itself by finding common ground. Though no shared agreements are reached, people often become more aware of their own views and learn through expanding their understanding of one another and the different contexts of different people. We become more intelligent if the paradoxes are kept alive.
We benefit from putting off decisions that may arise in discussions: remaining in the inquiry, putting off resolution, denying convergence to some arbitrary middle ground called consensus.