Communicating Ethically: Character, Duties, Consequences, and Relationships

Communicating Ethically: Character, Duties, Consequences, and Relationships
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  • ISBN-13: 9780205393633
  • ISBN: 0205393632
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Publisher: Pearson


Paul Sandin, William W. Neher


Communicating Ethicallyprovides a broad introduction to the ethical nature of communication. The text combines coverage of the major systems of ethical reasoning with lots of applications, including case studies in each chapter investigating ethics within many fields: interpersonal communication, organizational communication, political communication, and mass communication/media. By incorporating a simple framework for ethical reasoning, students will be able to develop their own understanding of the various criteria for making ethical judgments. Features Presents an overview of the major systems of ethical reasoning and applications.Part 1 presents the major systems of ethical reasoning throughout history: virtue ethics, universalistic systems of ethics, utilitarianism and egalitarian theories of ethics, dialogic ethics, and postmodern and feminist perspectives. Part 2 covers applications of ethics in various communicative settings, so that students can see how the major systems are applied in the real world. Offers a case study in each chapter,illustrating principles related to the chapter topic. The case studies provide students with an opportunity to apply concepts that they learn while developing their critical thinking skills. Develops a capstone with the last chapterto assist instructors and students in pulling together the various themes and topics discussed throughout the text. Gives a framework for ethical reasoning that is easy for instructors to teach and easy for students to learn.The text borrows a model from argumentation theory three forms of propositions: Fact, Value, and Policy thereby allowing students to develop an understanding of the various criteria that have been formulated for making ethical judgments. Praise forCommunicating Ethically Throughout the book, the authors had an excellent selection of examples. The examples were often from prominent incidents, and they were interesting cases to consider. I found this book to be very well written. And overall, I was very impressed - it exceeded my expectations by a considerable marginhellip; I strongly recommend this book. ~ Jonathan Hess, University of Missouri, Columbia The writing style is excellent. ~ L. David Schuelke, Bethel CollegePaul Sandin is the author of 'Communicating Ethically: Character, Duties, Consequences, and Relationships', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205393633 and ISBN 0205393632.

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