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Communicating Aggression in a Megamedia World

By Beata Sierocka Copyright 2021
    134 Pages
    by Routledge

    134 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    Introduction: Mutilated Communication Community;  Part I: The World;  1. AGGRESSION;  2. The world in the chains of megamedia;  3. Aggression in the megamedia world;  Part II: Communication Philosophy;  4. Communicative apriori – the transcendental-pragmatic approach;  5. Mutualism, co-intentionality, trust – the essential aspects of communication cooperation;  6. Rigor of discursive rationality;  Part III Ethics of media communication;  7. Public responsibility of the media;  8. Co-responsibility: Ethical foundation for the megamedia world;  9. Towards a normative media theory;  Conclusion: to protect οἶκος


    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.