This book describes how, in the era of megamedia culture, aggression in communication constitutes a threat to the communication community.
Based on the theoretical incorporation of transcendental pragmatics, the book explores how conceptualising the phenomena of megamedia aggression from this perspective and diagnosing their destructive force are essential for: postulating the need for constructing a theory of media communication closely related to the model of discursive rationality; giving this theory a critical and normative character; and embedding it in the perspective of the project of social co-responsibility and in the plan for an ethics of co-responsibility.
Combining key elements of media theory, the philosophy of communication, the concept of normative ethics and the fields of social psychology and social anthropology, this book will be of great interest to scholars and students in the areas of communication studies, philosophy, anthropology, psychology and psychoanalysis.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Mutilated Communication Community
Part I: The World
Chapter I AGGRESSION
Chapter II The world in the chains of megamedia
Chapter III Aggression in the megamedia world
Part II: Communication Philosophy
Chapter IV Communicative apriori – the transcendental-pragmatic approach
Chapter V Mutualism, co-intentionality, trust – the essential aspects of communication cooperation
Chapter VI Rigor of discursive rationality
Part III Ethics of media communication
Chapter VII Public responsibility of the media
Chapter VIII Co-responsibility: Ethical foundation for the megamedia world
Chapter IX Towards a normative media theory
Conclusion: to protect οἶκος
Beata Sierocka is as a professor at the University of Lower Silesia. The two main fields of her research are communication philosophy and philosophical criticism. Her most important publications include Prolegomena to Philosophical Criticism, Criticism and Discourse, and the series of articles entitled Via communicandi, which develop the theory of communicative rationality.