Anthropological ethics as the basis for global media ethics

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Abstract

This chapter presents a theory of global media ethics called anthropological realism. The theoretical development of media ethics has been limited by the separation of its three aspects-descriptive, normative, and metaethics. Philosophical attempts to reorganize and integrate these areas have been hampered by the realism/ antirealism stalemate. Anthropological realism, as a form of moral realism, avoids the dichotomy and develops media ethics as a dynamic unity based on a holistic understanding of human beings. The chapter concludes with guiding principles for a global media ethics that meet the challenges of the new world information order: humanistic universals, pluralism, historical context instead of abstract theorems, and news as interpretive discourse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Global Media Ethics
PublisherSpringer
Pages387-422
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9783319321035
ISBN (Print)9783319321028
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 2021

Keywords

  • Abstract theorems
  • Anthropological realism
  • Antirealism
  • Cultural being
  • Holistic beings
  • Interpretive discourse
  • Metaethics
  • Moral realism
  • Moral relativism
  • Normative
  • Pluralism
  • Symbolic language
  • Universals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

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