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This comprehensive and engaging treatment of communication ethics combines student application and theoretical engagement. Communication Ethics Literacy: Dialogue and Difference reviews classic communication ethics approaches and extends the conversation about dialogue and difference in public and private life. Introducing communication ethics as a pragmatic survival skill in a world of difference, the authors offer a learning model that frames communication ethics as arising from a set of goods found within particular narratives, traditions, or virtue structures that guide human life.

Communication Ethics: In the Eye(s) of the Theory of the Beholder
Communication ethics: In the eye(s) of the theory of the beholder

Common sense is seen primarily in the judgments about right and wrong, proper and improper, that it makes. Whoever has a sound judgment is not thereby enabled to judge particulars under universal viewpoints, but he knows what is important, i.e. he sees things from right and sound points of view. (Gadamer, 1986, p. 31)

This chapter examines issues of theory, diversity, and communication ethics as interrelated, framing theory as a type of lens that makes visible implicit ethical content. Different theories make visible different types of ethical content. The pragmatic importance of theory and communication ethics rests with the assumption that we need a public ...

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