|Books for Communication Ethics|
Joined: May 08, 2012
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Posted May 8, 2012 - 6:58 PM:
Subject: Books for Communication Ethics
Well, this being my first post I will introduce myself. I am a college student who is studying philosophy and eventually hoping to work for the government.
On topic, I am involved in an intercollegiate ethics competition where a wide range of issues are discussed, varying from business ethics to political ethics. One sub-topic that I want to learn more about for my own knowledge and so my team can succeed is communication ethics. I am not really sure of any philosophers who deal with it as a field and was wondering if anyone had suggestions?
Outside of work I am basically dedicating this summer to reading philosophy so all suggestions are welcome!
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Posted May 8, 2012 - 11:32 PM:
I don't believe there is a philosophy dealing in "communication ethics", per se. However, you can start gathering views on communication (proper use, proper format, proper delivery, style, etc..) from linguistics and from books dealing with communication, and then formulate your own philosophical argument based on what you find. There is also the PC--politically correct--way of saying things usually used in political science. Literature has an abundance supply of views on authors' way of saying something, their attitude towards the readers, towards the events, towards presenting a character. In caricature, for instance, there is something the author or artist wants you to see that you normally take for granted; so they blow it out of proportion, presenting humorous truth.
Anyway, you should be resourceful about this. I wish it was my topic for competition.