Communication Theory. Eastern and Western Perspectives by Author Unknown, D. Lawrence Kincaid

By Author Unknown, D. Lawrence Kincaid

Conversation concept: jap and Western views makes a speciality of the techniques, methodologies, rules, and methods inquisitive about conversation thought. the choice first elaborates on Asian views on conversation idea; chinese language philosophy and modern human communique conception; verbal exchange in chinese language narrative; and modern chinese language philosophy and political communique. Discussions specialize in the constitution and serve as of China's political verbal exchange procedure; philosophical ideas of chinese language communism; embodiment of cause in adventure; and dialectic finishing touch of relative polarities. The textual content then examines Korean philosophy and conversation, perform of Uye-Ri in interpersonal relationships, and the lessons of Yi Yulgok. The ebook examines the double-swing version of intercultural conversation among the East and the West; interpersonal cognition, message ambitions, and association of communique; and the convergence idea of communique, self-organization, and cultural evolution. The e-book additionally ponders at the perform of Antyodaya in agricultural extension conversation in India and verbal exchange inside of jap enterprise agencies. the choice is a worthy reference for researchers drawn to the japanese and Western views of communique concept.

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T o identify this starting point in achieving understanding, establishing belief, and inducing action is the only way to m a k e c o m m u n i c a t i o n possible. But to d o this is precisely to identify a philosophical context for c o m m u n i c a t i o n . Third, philosophy provides a m e t h o d of communication, j u s t like any other discipline. T o u n d e r s t a n d a specific philosophy, we have to understand its c o n c e p t s , theories, and m e t h o d s ; they are the m e a n s and substance for understanding philosophy, for they constitute that specific philosophy.

T h u s , for the Taoist, the path to truth and genuine understanding is to "forget l a n g u a g e " (wang-yen) or to " r e m a i n s p e e c h l e s s " (wu-yen), to " r e m o v e k n o w l e d g e " (ch'u-chih), and to " d o n o t h i n g " (wu-wei) * By getting rid of k n o w l e d g e , things return to the origin of " n o n a m e s " (wu-ming), and things will be seen in their o w n right. T h e simultaneous cessation of knowing and acting is not arbitrary for Taoists. It is an implicit recognition of the intimate relationship of o n e n e s s b e t w e e n knowing and doing.

S e c o n d , the entire set of principles can serve as an alternative m e a n s for discovering new communication problems and n e w c o m m u n i c a t i o n c o n c e p t s , as a m e a n s for justifying m e t h o d s for resolving c o m m u n i c a t i o n p r o b l e m s , as well as a m e a n s for actually resolving n e w p r o b l e m s of c o m m u n i c a t i o n . Although the details need * See Kincaid (1979) or Rogers and Kincaid (1981) for a critique of mechanistic models of communication.

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