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Realism and the Received View

  • By: Robert Bostrom
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Many writers describing traditional Western academic culture use the term received view to denote an objectivist, scientific view of the social world. Often the term positivism is used instead. More accurately, the term received view refers to ...

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