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

By Paula Tompkins

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 3, 2010

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Part I--Developing a Practice of Communication Ethics       

 

Chapter 1  The Centrality of Ethics in Human Communication                    

            Communication Matters        

            Developiong a Practice of Communication Ethics                

            Conclusion     

            Vocabulary     

            Activities         

 

Chapter 2  Developing a Personal Ethical Standard for Human Communication    

            A Personal Ethical Standard for Communication      

            Acquiring Ethical Values and Principles        

            Developing a Personal Ethical Standard       

           The Marketplace                               

            Evaluating Your Personal Ethical Standard   

            Expressing your Personal Ethical Standard as a Code or Credo                 

            Conclusion     

            Vocabulary     

            Activities         

 

Chapter 3  Ethical Reasoning about Human Communication          

            Steps in Ethical Reasoning               

            Practicing Ethical Reasoning in Human Communication                         

            Communicating Your Ethical Reasoning to Others  

            Conclusion     

            Vocabulary     

            Activities         


Chapter 4  Five Ethical Values of Human Communication   

            Truth and Truthfulness          

            Justice

            Freedom        

            Care   

            Integrity           

            Your Personal Ethical Standard        

            Conclusion     

            Vocabulary     

            Activities         

  

Chapter 5  Applying Principles in Ethical Reasoning

            Absolutism as an Ethical Imperative 

            The Many Faces of Relativism          

            Casuistry:  Balancing Principles with Responsiveness        

            Conclusion     

            Vocabulary     

            Activities                     


Introduction to Part Two–Applying Ethical Theories to Human Communication     


Chapter 6  Traditional Approaches to Ethical Theory            

            Virtue Ethics               

            Moral Rights               

            Utilitarianism              

            Conclusion     

            Vocabulary     

            Activities         

 

Chapter 7  Contemporary Alternatives to Modernist Ethical Theories                      

            Modernist Thinking                 

            Post-Modernism              

            Dialogue         

            Ethical Care               

            Conclusion     

            Vocabulary     

            Activities         

 

Introduction to Part Three  3 Contexts of Ethical Communication Practice 

 

Chapter 8  Communication Ehics and Community  

            Dialectical Tensions of Community               

            Managing Dialectical Tensions of Community in the U.S.    

            Conclusion     

            Vocabulary    

            Activities         

  

Chapter 9  Communication Ethics and Intercultural Communication           

            Dialectical Tensions of Interculrual Communication 

            Ethical Issues and Challenges of Intercultural Communication  

            Absolutism and Relativism in Intercultural Communication

            Conclusion     

            Vocabulary     

            Activities         

 

Chapter 10  Communication Ethics and Digital Communication     

            Qualities of Digital Communication   

            Issues of Freedom in Digital Communication           

            Issues of Truth in Digital Communication                 

            Conclusion     

            Vocabulary     

            Activities         

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