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“Anderson, Baxter, and Cissna provide readers with a valuable primer on the concept of dialogue as it relates to specific issues of communication…. The list of contributors reads like a Who's Who in the field of dialogue and communication…. Highly recommended.”
Dialogue: Theorizing Difference in Communication Studies is the first anthology of work on dialogic approaches to communication that offers a state-of-the-art collection of original essays in this emerging research area. Editors Rob Anderson, Leslie A. Baxter, and Kenneth N. Cissna have gathered the most respected scholars in the field to describe their research projects, discuss critical elements of dialogue, and anticipate the evolution of the study of dialogue. With a foreword by Julia T. Wood, contributors include James R. Taylor, Stanley Deetz and Jennifer Simpson, ...
Chapter 5: A Dialogic Ethic “Between” Buber and Levinas: A Responsive Ethical “I”
A Dialogic Ethic “Between” Buber and Levinas: A Responsive Ethical “I”
A Continuing Conversation
MacIntyre (1998) outlines ethics theory since the pre-Socratics, revealing the evolution of new ethics theories in response to traditional approaches and providing increasing texture and insight. We now live in a world of multiple ethical frameworks, from situational ethics (Fletcher, 1962), to ethics driven by unreflective, unresponsive standpoints (Wood, 1997, pp. 8–22), to ethics framed in religious dogma, to ethics shaped by the marketplace. Just as a postmodern culture grapples with a world that includes hunting and gathering, farming, industry, and an information age, we must also understand that multiple approaches to ethics are copresent in daily life.
Postmodern scholarship questions our ...