phenomenological - Knowledge exists whether I discover it...

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Theory and Philosophy of Communication Communicational Theory Lecture by: Dr. Natalie Nelson-Marsh Theoretical Tradition Phenomenological: Classical Historical/Traditional (personal experience) (truth only through experience) Theory Nomothetic Concepts Extensor to the individual Reality is the external truth Universal truth is out there Discover it through personal experience Interpretation Explanations Knowledge is discovered Material/physical experience Principles There are universal truths In order to understand a phenomena you have to experience it As a researcher – participate in it In order to understand universal truth, you must observe and participate in it Philosophical Assumptions Epistemological Know what you know through direct experience Only through conscious attention can truth be known
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Unformatted text preview: Knowledge exists whether I discover it or not Ontological Through direct experience we discover reality But there are no universal truths (smack the phenomena) Axiological Objective “Bracket biases” Put judgments aside Separate Phase 2 – life example, choose an artifact or an example, explain and evaluate this artifact or example using the theory, make sure you use the theoretical concepts while staying consistent with the philosophical assumptions Phase 3 – create an argument, based on this theory’s concepts and assumptions, what assumptions can we draw from this theory, how would theorist from other traditions view these arguments, compare and contrast these view points, explain what tension points arise and why they are important...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT COMM 421 taught by Professor Dr.natalienelson-marsh during the Fall '10 term at Boise State.

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