Ethics and Communication: Global Perspectives

Ethics and Communication: Global Perspectives

By: Goran Collste (editor)Paperback

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How can ethics be communicated in an age of globalisation? Is it possible to overcome cultural differences and agree on common values and principles that cross cultural borders? How does globalisation challenge ethics and established moral traditions? How are human rights justified in a global context? This timely collection of essays responds directly to these questions. An international team of contributors pursue issues in ethics, information and communication that include both the classical question of the universality/contextuality of ethics and values, but also new challenges for communication relating to how values and norms are communicated and shared across cultural and political borders. The essays in this book explore theoretical questions of global ethics and ethical universalism, ethics and communication with reference to specific world views and religions, and the challenge of globalisation for ethical communication in particular social arenas.

About Author

Goeran Collste is a Professor at the Centre for Applied Ethics at Linkoeping University, Sweden. He is the author of Global Rectificatory Justice (2015) and Is Human Life Special? (2004) and was until 2015 President of Societas Ethica (European Society for Research in Ethics). Contributors: Maren Behrensen, Lecturer at the Centre for Applied Ethics, Linkoeping University, Sweden ; Heiner Bielefeldt, Professor of Human Rights and Human Rights Policy, University of Erlangen, Germany; Nigel Dower, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Aberdeen, UK; Peter Gan, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University Science of Malaysia; Kiyoshi Murata, Director of the Centre for Business Information Ethics, Meiji University, Japan; Yohko Orito, Faculty of Law and Letters, Ehime University, Japan; Elin Palm, Assistant Professor, Centre for Applied Ethics, Linkoeping University, Sweden; Hans Ingvar Roth, Professor of Human Rights, Institute for Turkish Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden.


1. Introduction: Ethics and Communication - Global Perspectives, Goeran Collste / Part I Theory / 2. Global Ethics: A Framework for Thinking about Communication, Nigel Dower / 3. Treacherous Tropes: How Ethicists Communicate, Maren Behrensen / Part II Ethics Across Religious and Cultural Borders / 4. "Western" Versus "Islamic" Human Rights Conceptions? A Critique of Cultural Essentialism in the Discussion on Human Rights, Heiner Bielefeldt / 5. Peng Chun Chang, Intercultural Ethics and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Hans Ingvar Roth / 6. Critical Thinking and Culture: Shared Values, Different Guises, Soraj Hongladarom / 7. Religious Transcendence: Hope for Global Communication Ethics, Peter Gan / Part III Ethics and Communication: Case Studies / 8. Communication Ethics in Japan: A Socio-cultural Perspective on Privacy in the Networked World, Kiyoshi Murata and Yohko Orito / 9. What is the Critical Role of Intercultural Information Ethics?, Elin Palm / Bibliography / Index / Notes on Contributors

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  • ISBN13: 9781783485987
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781783485987
  • weight: 349
  • ISBN10: 1783485981

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