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Antonio Pasquali

In: Communication Ethics and Universal Values

Chapter 2: The Moral Dimension of Communicating

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The Moral Dimension of Communicating
The moral dimension of communicating

Today, more than any other time, it is common to accumulate and manipulate concepts and terms. Notions that have been arduously debated and improved throughout the centuries by human reasoning are bounced back by the omnipresent network of big communicators in pitifully reduced, sifted, sweetened versions—emasculated, if not caricaturesque. Such appropriations of words affect the language of human science particularly, legitimizing the logic of dominion, social engineering, and manipulation. What do terms such as neighbor, morality, code of ethics, justice, or respect mean to a manager today? Amplified by the media, how deep have certain terminological deformations cut? What chance does human thought have to restore pristine senses and to counter today's distilling filter?

Recovering Terms

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