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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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- Spring '08