Philosophical Approaches to Communication

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Intellect Books, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 330 pages
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A comprehensive introduction to the forms and various philosophical theories of communication, this volume is composed of three sections focusing on the production of culturally relevant communication, the interpretation of communicative messages, and the effects of communication on both speaker and listener. Each section draws on the work of key philosophers—from Foucault to Derrida to Habermas—and presents a detailed critical overview of the work in relation to the field of communication. Exhaustively researched, this book presents an up-to-date overview of thinking on communication theory in one inclusive volume.

 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Saussure on the Structure of Communication
13
Peirce on the Life of Signs
33
Foucault on Discourse and Power
59
Eco on Culture and Communication
93
Derrida and the Deconstruction of Communication
117
Gadamer on Communication as Hermeneutics
147
Wittgenstein on Language as a Form of Life
181
P Grice and the Theory of Conversation
221
Searle and the Intentionality of Speech Acts
241
Habermas on Communication and Social Theory
269
Halliday on Language and Social Semiotics
305
Conclusion
325
Bibliography
327
Back Cover
337
Copyright

J L Austin and Speech Act Theory
199

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About the author (2011)

Claude Mangion is a senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of Malta.

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