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1st Edition

Communicating Aggression in a Megamedia World

ISBN 9780367649012
Published March 23, 2021 by Routledge
134 Pages

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Book Description

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 conceptualizing 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 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

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Beata Sierocka is 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.