Primordial Issues in Communication Ethics

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781405188128
StatePublished - Apr 19 2011


  • Descriptive ethics reports, moral behavior of persons or groups - ethical decision-making functions de facto
  • Ethical theory, needing attention today - classical canon- centered on virtue
  • Golden rule, understood - rule of reciprocity, between others and oneself, seeming unarguable
  • Normative category, receiving - greatest scholarly attention in media ethics
  • Objectivity in journalism, struggle within the press - legitimate place, and rapid industrialization
  • Opposition, not to technological products - but to technicism
  • Organizing the primordial issues in communication ethics - correct scope and character
  • Primordial issues in communication ethics - never being solved once-and-for-all
  • Relativism, prominent issue - since the nineteenth century's Friedrich Nietzsche6. Realism - our creative ability within limits - of a given animate order, creativity in a shared cosmos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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