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Description - Philosophy of Communication Ethics by Ronald C. Arnett

Philosophy of Communication Ethics is a unique and timely contribution to the study of communication ethics. This series of essays articulates unequivocally the intimate connection between philosophy of communication and communication ethics. This scholarly volume assumes that there is a multiplicity of communication ethics. What distinguishes one communication ethic from another is the philosophy of communication in which a particular ethic is grounded. Philosophy of communication is the core ingredient for understanding the importance of and the difference between and among communication ethics. The position assumed by this collection is consistent with Alasdair MacIntyre's insights on ethics. In A Short History of Ethics, he begins with one principal assertion-philosophy is subversive. If one cannot think philosophically, one cannot question taken-for-granted assumptions. In the case of communication ethics, to fail to think philosophically is to miss the bias, prejudice, and assumptions that constitute a given communication ethic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781611477078
ISBN-10: 1611477077
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 161mm x 28mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ronald C. Arnett

Ronald C. Arnett is chair and professor at the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and the Henry Koren, C.S.Sp., Endowed Chair for Scholarly Excellence at Duquesne University. Pat Arneson is associate professor and co-director of the graduate programs at the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University.

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