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Communication Ethics

Between Cosmopolitanism and Provinciality


Kathleen Glenister Roberts and Ronald C. Arnett

This volume occasions a dialogue between major authors in the field who engage in a conversation on cosmopolitanism and provinciality from a communication ethics perspective. There is no consensus on what constitutes communication ethics, cosmopolitanism, or provinciality: the task is more modest and diverse and began with contributors being asked what the bias of their work suggests or offers for understanding the theme Communication Ethics: Between Cosmopolitanism and Provinciality. Rather than responding authoritatively, each essay acknowledges the contributor’s own work. This book offers no answers, but invites a conversation that is more akin to a beginning, a joining, an admission that there is more than «me», «us», or «my kind» of people, theory, or wisdom. The book will be an excellent resource for instructors and for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in communication.
Contents: Kathleen Glenister Roberts/Ronald C. Arnett: Introduction: Cosmopolitanism and Provinciality: [Exploring] Communication Ethics – Clifford G. Christians: Universals and the Human – Leslie A. Baxter/Chitra Akkoor: Aesthetic Love and Romantic Love in Close Relationships – Walter R. Fisher: Glimpses of Hope: Rhetorical and Dialogical Discourse Promoting Cosmopolitanism – Ronald C. Arnett: Provinciality and the Face of the Other: Levinas on Communication Ethics, Terrorism - Otherwise Than Originative Agency – Kathleen Glenister Roberts: Dialogic Ethics, Cosmopolitanism, and Intercultural Communication: Globalization Matters – John Stewart: Cosmopolitan Communication Ethics Understanding and Action: Religion and Dialogue – Pat J. Gehrke: Community at the End of the World – Pat Arneson: A Dialogic Ethic in the Public Rhetoric of Angelina Grimke – Christopher Lyle Johnstone: Eros, Logos, and Sophia in Plato: Philosophic Conversation, Spiritual Lovemaking, and Dialogic Ethics – Ronald L. Jackson II/Jamie Moshin: Scripting Jewishness Within the Satire The Hebrew Hammer – G. L. Ercolini: Arendt, Adorno, and Benjamin: Response, Responsibility, and Commitment – Lenore Langsdorf: The Reasonableness of Bias – Rob Anderson/Kenneth Cissna: Dismissiveness and Dialogic Ethics: Rush Limbaugh and Public Dialogue – Kathleen Glenister Roberts/Ronald C. Arnett: Afterword.