Philosophies of Communication

Implications for Everyday Experience

by Melissa Cook (Volume editor) Annette M. Holba (Volume editor)
©2008 Textbook XXVI, 168 Pages


The essays in this volume consider, in multiple ways, how philosophies of communication and communication ethics can shape and enhance human communication. Collectively, this book provides a philosophical and pragmatic orientation to issues that involve interpersonal and organizational communicative contexts from marketplace, political, and feminist perspectives. Chapters explore public attacks of schadenfreude, political communication, communication in pedagogical settings, intercultural perspectives of narrative and memory in communicative engagement, ethical public relations practices, narrative ethics and the feminist voice, the ethics of care, and the rhetorical consciousness of marketing.
Philosophies of Communication invites students to develop or improve the critical thinking skills that in turn help them negotiate deeper philosophical and ethical significances within their everyday communicative encounters.


XXVI, 168
ISBN (Hardcover)
ISBN (Softcover)
Philosophie Philosphy of communication Communication ethic Praxis Organizationa Kommunikation Interpersonal communication
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2008. XXVI, 168 pp.

Biographical notes

Melissa Cook (Volume editor) Annette M. Holba (Volume editor)

The Editors: Melissa A. Cook is Assistant Professor of Communication at St. Vincent College and has a Ph.D. in rhetoric from Duquesne University. Her research interests include political communication, communication ethics, and integrated marketing communication. Annette M. Holba is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Plymouth State University and has a Ph.D. in rhetoric from Duquesne University. She is the author of Philosophical Leisure: Recuperative Praxis for Human Communication (2007) and Handbook for the Humanities Doctoral Student (2005).


Title: Philosophies of Communication