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By Clifford G. Christians

Mass media ethics and the classical liberal perfect of the self reliant person are traditionally associated and professionally dominant--yet the authors of this paintings think this can be intrinsically unsuitable. They exhibit how contemporary examine in philosophy and social science--together with an extended culture in theological inquiry--insist that group, mutuality, and dating are primary to an entire suggestion of personhood. The authors argue that "persons-in-community" offers a extra defensible grounding for newshounds' specialist ethical decision-making in an important parts resembling truthtelling, privateness, organizational tradition, and balanced assurance. With various examples drawn from lifestyles in addition to from concept, this ebook will curiosity newshounds, editors, and pros in media administration in addition to scholars and students of media ethics, reporting, and media legislations.

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Certainly, those who see the Enlightenment as separating facts and values have identified a cardinal difficulty. The realm of spirit became a matter of faith and intuition, rather than truth. The spiritual world contained no binding force, but was left to speculation by the divines, many of whom shared the Enlightenment belief that their pursuit was ephemeral. But the Enlightenment doctrine of individual autonomy created the greatest mischief. Individual autonomy stands as the centerpiece, bequeathing to us the universal problem of integrating human freedom with moral order.

Nevertheless, negative liberty refuses to identify freedom with conditions for fulfilling it. "30 While material security, sufficient health, accurate knowledge, and a believable justice system are crucial for creating the conditions for freedom, libertarians admit in principle, pursuing them does not guarantee liberty. Indeed, Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov illustrates that providing the conditions for freedom can actually deny freedom. The cold lessons of history indicate that the negative liberty of noninterference, as a rule, leaves more paths open to pursue than does freedom denned any other way.

As the mission of the press and possible regulations were debated in eighteenth- and nineteenthcentury America, owners and publishers showed as much concern with threats to their profitability as with interference in the freedom of expression. In his Legacy of Suppression, Leonard Levy persuasively argues that those who adopted the state and federal constitutions and the Bill of Rights did not believe wholesale in free expression, but consented to it as a political tool. The rising commercial classes in England and America during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries found libertarian ideals compatible with their socioeconomic ascendancy.

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