ERIC Number: ED196067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Communication, Ethics, and Relativism: An Interpersonal Perspective.
This paper proposes that there is available in contemporary philosophy a foundation for an ethic of communication that avoids the naive belief in absolutes and yet provides a coherent, defensible, and practical set of standards to guide communication choices. The philosophers and philosophies identified are Hans-Georg Gadamer and his discussion of linguisticality and Martin Buber and his belief in philosophical anthropology. Discussion of these philosophies as they relate to communication is provided and it is noted that ethical communication can be defined as communication that promotes the realization of the potential of the person and that relativism can be considered part of communication and not a problem. (MKM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (66th, New York, NY, November 13-16, 1980).