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Theory and Philosophy of Communication Communicational Theory Lecture by: Dr. Natalie Nelson-Marsh Nomothetic Dominant critgue, universal or general laws Concepts (terms) Is it valid? (tested-variables) how to measure/test Is it reliable? Consistent Falsifiable Explanations (questions) Exclusively causes X causes Y Behavior – more consistent Something that causes this Control out of the individual Behaving towards this Covering laws – predicts what will happen-can control environments Principles (moral/ethic code) Detection of how social life works by making judgments Offering advice Assuming you can take yourself out Laws to help see Seeking universal laws
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Unformatted text preview: Philosophical Assumptions (beliefs, values, etc.) Epistemological Knowledge acquired outside of oneself Empiricist – observing the world absolute-universally Shared – knowledge is objective Ontological Assumptions of reality Determintents – material reality-exists outside the human reality A prior Discover reality Axiological Being value free Put knowledge out there Responsible for putting findings out there because they discovered the truth Life example: Choose a life an explain this life example using the theoretical concepts while staying consistent with the philosophical assumptions....
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  • Fall '10
  • Dr.NatalieNelson-Marsh
  • philosophical assumptions, Philosophy of Communication Communicational Theory, Communication Communicational Theory, laws Philosophical Assumptions

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