Practicing Communication Ethics: Development, Discernment, and Decision-Making

Paperback | January 14, 2010

byPaula S. TompkinsEditorKenneth E. Anderson

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Practicing Communication Ethics provides a theoretical framework for developing a personal standard of ethics that can be applied in real world communication situations.

Through an examination of specific ethical values including truth, justice, freedom, care, and integrity, this first edition enables the reader to personally determine which values they are ethically committed to upholding. Blending communication theory, ethics as practical philosophy, and moral psychology, this text presents the practice of communication ethics as part of the lifelong process of personal development and fosters the ability in its readers to approach communication decision-making through an ethical lens.

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Practicing Communication Ethics provides a theoretical framework for developing a personal standard of ethics that can be applied in real world communication situations. Through an examination of specific ethical values including truth, justice, freedom, care, and integrity, this first edition enables the reader to personally determi...

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Paula Tompkins, Cloud State University
Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:January 14, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205453600

ISBN - 13:9780205453603

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Part I--Developing a Practice of Communication Ethics      
Chapter 1  The Centrality of Ethics in Human Communication                    
Chapter 2  Developing a Personal Ethical Standard for Human Communication    
Chapter 3  Ethical Reasoning about Human Communication            

Chapter 4  Five Ethical Values of Human Communication       

Chapter 5  Applying Principles in Ethical Reasoning              

Introduction to Part Two¿Applying Ethical Theories to Human Communication    

Chapter 6  Traditional Approaches to Ethical Theory      
Chapter 7  Contemporary Alternatives to Modernist Ethical Theories               
Introduction to Part Three  3 Contexts of Ethical Communication Practice
Chapter 8  Communication Ehics and Community  
Chapter 9  Communication Ethics and Intercultural Communication          
Chapter 10  Communication Ethics and Digital Communication