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The ethics of intercultural communication

MacDonald, Malcolm and O'Regan, John (2013) The ethics of intercultural communication. Educational Philosophy and Theory, N/A. N/A. ISSN 0013-1857. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Additional Information: This paper is an intervention in intercultural communication theory and the subject of ethics. The paper identifies two aporias in the discourse of intercultural communication (IC): first, that it contains an unstated movement towards a universal consciousness; second, that its claims to truth are grounded in an implicit appeal to a transcendental moral signified. These features constitute IC discourse as ‘totality’, or as ‘metaphysics of presence’. The paper draws on the work of Levinas (1969/2007, 1998/2009); and Derrida (1976, 1978, 1981, 1993) to propose more considered ethical grounds for intercultural praxis. One reviewer commented, 'This is a first class piece of work, important to the field and full of energy. It has clearly come as a result of a thorough engagement with the field and the literature and it deserves to be published and could, I suspect, provoke interesting responses and debate'. A second said, 'Lovely paper, very important topic, great insight, well argued'. I am rating this as 3-4*.
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2011 11:39
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 08:50
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