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21. Communication Ethics Research: Evolution and Thoughtful Response

Ronald C. Arnett

Abstract

This chapter acknowledges and renders yet another interpretation of communication ethics within the West centered on the polis, church, self, fragmentation and petite narratives, ending with discussion of nonstop learning as a pragmatic, tenacious communication ethics sense of hope. Communication ethics is fundamentally an interpretive task of understanding and often meets multiple questions situated within different eras co-present in a given particular moment of concern. This “hypertextuality”, aligned with the term postmodernity, suggests that we live in a moment in which all historical periods dwell in contentious interaction.

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