Media Ethics and Global Justice in the Digital Age
Today's digital revolution
is a worldwide phenomenon, with profound and often differential implications for communities around the world and their relationships
to one another. This book presents a new, explicitly international theory of media ethics, incorporating non-Western perspectives
and drawing deeply on both moral philosophy and the philosophy of technology. Clifford Christians develops an ethics grounded
in three principles - truth, human dignity, and non-violence - and shows how these principles can be applied across a wide
range of cases and domains. The book is a guide for media professionals, scholars, and educators who are concerned with the
global ramifications of new technologies and with creating a more just world.
1. The technological problem: instrumentalism
and its cognates; 2. The ethics of being; 3. Ethics of truth; 4. Ethics of human dignity; 5. Ethics of nonviolence; 6. Cosmopolitan
justice and its agency; Afterword; References; Index.
Presents a new theory of media ethics that is explicitly international.