An Encyclopedia of Communication Ethics: Goods in Contention complements existing communication ethics scholarship with an examination of 103 scholars who explicitly and implicitly contributed to our understanding of this crucial subject matter. The purpose of this collection is to give an overview of key figures whose work assists our understanding of the development and influence of communication ethics. We selected voices on communication ethics after considering an individual author's contribution to the following coordinates: (1) dialectical and dialogical engagement with other scholars and perspectives; (2) the performative praxis of ethics in the interplay of theory and the public domain; and (3) examination of the connection between history and questions with a constitutive ethical theory offering a connecting response. Dialogical and dialectical engagement, performative praxis of ethics, and the intimate relationship between historical moments and ethical reflection provide a background for understanding author selection for this volume.
RONALD C. ARNETT (Ph.D., Ohio University, 1978) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and the Patricia Doherty Yoder and Ronald Wolfe Endowed Chair in Communication Ethics at Duquesne University. He is the author/coauthor of eleven books and the recipient of six book awards.
ANNETTE M. HOLBA (Ph.D., Duquesne University, 2005) is Professor of Rhetoric at Plymouth State University. Her books include Transformative Leisure: A Philosophy of Communication (2013); An Overture to Philosophy of Communication: The Carrier of Meaning (coauthor, Ronald C. Arnett); and Philosophical Leisure: Recuperative Praxis for Human Communication (2007).
SUSAN MANCINO (Ph.D., Duquesne University, 2018) is the author of four journal articles and four book chapters. Her works have appeared in Review of Communication, The Atlantic Journal of Communication, and Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication.