Lecture 1 - An Introduction To Communciation Theory

Determinism assumption that behavior is caused by

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Unformatted text preview: dge   Scientists assume Truth is singular   Interpretive scholars regard truth as socially constructed through communication COM337 Comunication Theory 14 The Highest Value: Objectivity or Emancipation?   Determinism – assumption that behavior is caused by heredity and environment   Social scientists stress forces that shape human behavior (biology and environment)   Free will – assumption that we can make unconstrained rational choices   Interpretive scholars focus on conscious choices made by individuals   Most social scientists place high value on objectivity that is not biased by ideological commitments   Interpretive scholars believe that ability to choose separates humanity from the rest of creation, and value scholarship that expands...
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