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Communicating Ethically Character, Duties, Consequences, and Relationships

ISBN-10: 0205393632
ISBN-13: 9780205393633
Edition: 2006
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Communication Ethics
Reasoning about Communication Ethics
Definitions
Communication Ethics and Integrity
The Inconvenience of Integrity and Ethics
The Game
The Scope of Communication Ethics
Questions and Topics for Discussion
Notes
Theories and Perspectives
Character in Communication and Virtue Ethics
Background of Virtue Ethics
The Art of Communication and Ethics
Aristotle: The Foundation for Communication Theory and Ethics
The Rhetoric
The Ethics
Contemporary Virtue Ethics
Implications for Communication Ethics
Courage in Ethical Communication
Case Study: Comparing Apples to Hammers
Questions for Analysis of the Case
Chapter Summary
Questions and Topics for Discussion
Notes
Duties
Is Lying Always Wrong?
The Basis for Kant's Universalism: The Categorical Imperative
Other Universal Ethics of Communication
Divine Command
Human Nature
Alternatives to Universal Rules Systems
Situational Ethics
Cultural Relativism
Modern Trends: Jurgen Habermas and Discourse Ethics
Case Study: Oskar Schindler, the Righteous Gentile
Questions for Analysis of the Case
Chapter Summary
Questions and Topics for Discussion
Notes
Consequences
Utilitarianism
Foundations of Utilitarian Ethics
Implications of Utilitarian Ethics
A Variant on Utilitarianism: Ethical Egoism
Highlights of Utilitarian Ethical Systems
Egalitarianism
Background to Egalitarianism: The Social Contract
Rawls: The Ethics of Social Justice
Scanlon and Reasonable Obligations to Others
Highlights of Egalitarianism
Case Study: Surveillance at Sizgie Corporation
Questions for Analysis of the Case
Chapter Summary
Questions and Topics for Discussion
Notes
Relationships
The Game: Survivor
Dialogical Ethics
An Ethical Firewall
Foundations of Dialogical Ethics
Martin Buber: I and Thou
Implications of Buber's Ethics of Dialogue
Carl Rogers: Unconditional Positive Regard
Emmanuel Levinas: The Other
Paulo Freire: The Ethics of Empowerment
Case Study: The Island Story
Questions for Analysis of the Case
Chapter Summary
Questions and Topics for Discussion
Notes
Contemporary Challenges
Postmodern Perspectives
Modern versus Postmodern
Domination versus Emancipation
Implications for Communication Ethics
The Feminist Challenge
Overview of Feminist Positions
The Ethics of Care
Responses to the Ethics of Care
Implications for Communication Ethics
Case Study: The Prodigal Child
Questions for Analysis of the Case
Chapter Summary
Questions and Topics for Discussion
Notes
Issues, Settings, and Applications
Applied and Professional Ethics
Ethics in Interpersonal Communication: Relationship and Character
The Nature of Interpersonal Communication
The Ethics of Dialogue in Interpersonal Communication
Principles from Dialogical Ethics
Conflict in Interpersonal Communication
Ethical Communication in Interpersonal Relationships: Character Counts
Trust and Manipulation in Interpersonal Relationships
The Ethics of Self-Disclosure
The Ethical Dilemma of Self-Disclosure
Case Study: Should She Tell?
Questions for Analysis of the Case
Chapter Summary
Questions and Topics for Discussion
Notes
Ethics and the Communication of Diversity
Elements of Diversity
Intercultural Communication
The Concept of Culture
Cultural Rules of Communication
Reservations about Cultural Rules of Communication
Ethical Stance on Intercultural Communication
Dimensions of Cultural Communication
An Ethics for Intercultural Communication
Coordinated Management of Meaning Theory
Dialogical Communication
Third-Culture Building
Applications: Tolerance and Diversity
Case Study: Security and Tolerance
Questions for Analysis of the Case
Chapter Summary
Questions and Topics for Discussion
Notes
Communication Ethics and Disabilities
Ethical Considerations: Our Story
Ethics and Communication Involving Persons with Disabilities
People-First Language
Applications of Ethical Perspectives
Dialogical Ethics Applied to Disabilities
Habermas: The Ideal Speech Situation and Disabilities
Rawls: Contemporary Social Justice
Kant's Deontological Ethics and Disabilities
Case Study: Ethics and Jerry's Kids
Questions for Analysis of the Case
Chapter Summary
Questions and Topics for Discussion
Notes
Ethical Issues in Mass Communication
The Field of the Media and Mass Communication
Defining Mass Media and Mass Communication
Categories and Types of Mass Media
Overview of Ethical Problems in Mass Communication
Fundamental Ethical Issues in Media Ethics
Ethical Issues in Mass Communication
The Gatekeeping Function: Framing Our View of the World
Stereotypes in the Media
Accuracy and Truth in the Media
Applications of Ethical Principles of Mass Media
Model for Ethical Decision-Making in Mass Communication
Dialogical Ethics for Mass Communication
Case Study: Embedded in Miami
Questions for Analysis of the Case
Chapter Summary
Questions and Topics for Discussion
Notes
Ethics of Political Communication
The Practices of Political Communication
Impact of Media and Marketing
Impact of PACs
The Role of Political Consultants
The Role of Lobbyists
Framework for Ethical Political Communication
Rawls' Perspective
Habermas and the Ideal Speech Situation
Virtue Ethics and Political Communication
Utilitarian Ethics and Political Communication
Case Study: Public and Private Information
Questions for Analysis of the Case
Chapter Summary
Questions and Topics for Discussion
Notes
Ethics in Organizational Communication
Overview of Concerns in Organizational Communication
Ethical Issues in Organizational Communication
Impact on Community and Society
Responsibility to Stakeholders and Community
Risk Communication: Public Health and Safety
Business and Financial Reporting
Impact on Organizational Members
Safe and Healthful Work Environment
Issues of Privacy and Surveillance
Rights of Whistle-blowers
Corporate Democracy and Quality of Life
Diversity in the Organization
Impact on the Organization
The Case of Whistle-Blowing
Individual Responsibility and Corporate Environment
Ethical Vantage Points for Issues in Organizational Communication
Dialogical Communication Ethics
Rawls and Habermas
Utilitarianism
Case Study: Good Business or Bribery?
Questions for Analysis of the Case
Chapter Summary
Questions and Topics for Discussion
Notes
Ethics and Communication Technology
The Changing Face of Communication and Technology
The Internet and Web-Based Communication: The World as Audience
Instant Access and Feedback
Email @ Communication Ethics
Text Messaging
Personal Web Logs (Blogs)
Major Ethical Issues in Communication Technology
Control of the Communication Occasion
Trust and Safety: What can We Reasonably Expect?
Is There Any Safe Communication Online?
Should We Expect Privacy with Technology?
Ethical Framework and Communication Technology
Case Study: Let's Meet at the Mall After School
Questions for Analysis of the Case
Chapter Summary
Questions and Topics for Discussion
Notes
Capstone
Teaching and Learning Ethics: Can It Be Done?
The Game Revisited
Ethical Equilibrium in Communication
Challenges and Issues for Further Studies in Communication Ethics
Health Communication
Religious Communication
Environmental Communication
Education Communication
Topic for Discussion: A Personal Code of Ethics
Credo for Ethical Communication
A Personal Code of Communication Ethics
A Final Word
A Last Look at Dialogue
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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