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.
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).
Contents: Michael J. Hyde: Foreword - Melissa A. Cook/Annette M. Holba: Introduction - Annette M. Holba: Understanding Schadenfreude to Seek an Ethical Response - Melissa A. Cook: Political Communication and Ethical "Celebrity Advocacy" - Reverend John Amankwah: Ethical Dialogue in the Classroom - Fadoua Loudiy: Narrative Identity and Public Memory in Morocco - John H. Prellwitz: Dialogic Meeting: A Constructive Rhetorical Approach to Contemporary Public Relations Practice - Elesha L. Ruminski: Narrative Literacy: A Communicative Practice of Interpretation for the Ethical Deliberation of Contentious Organizational Narratives - Marie Baker Ohler: Dialogue as the Labor of Care: The Necessity of a Unity of Contraries within Interpersonal Communication - S. Alyssa Groom: Engaging the Rhetorical Consciousness of an Organization for Dynamic Communicative Exchange - Ronald C. Arnett: Conclusion.