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3. Communication Ethics: Origins and Trajectories

Ronald C. Arnett

Abstract

This essay describes the evolution and transformation of the study of communication ethics within the field of communication. I offer an impressionistic portrait of this area of communication study, relying upon summary essays on communication ethics that explicate and interpret this horizon of study. Additionally, I refer to organizational developments within the field of communication that institutionalized the study of communication ethics. I conclude in a manner consistent with the introduction, connecting communication study of communication ethics with a pragmatic understanding of origin: communication ethics is the origin of understanding of what matters between and among persons.

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