Presentation on theme: "Chapter 13 HCOM 320 How Can We Become Ethical Intercultural Communicators?"— Presentation transcript:
Chapter 13 HCOM 320 How Can We Become Ethical Intercultural Communicators?
Ethics Ethical absolutism positionEthical absolutism position –Principles of right & wrong w/universally standards –Cultural context is minimized –Universality – one consistent standards –Dominant culture defines criteria –Colonial ethnocentrism
Ethics (continued) Ethical relativism positionEthical relativism position –Ethical relativism –Critical role of cultural context-maximized –Accordance with underlying traditions, beliefs…… –Encourages cultural flexibility –Perpetuate intolerable cultural practices
Ethics (continued) Ethical-universalism positionEthical-universalism position –Proper cultural context –Judgments require knowledge –Rely on Eurocentric moral philosophies Meta-ethics contextualismMeta-ethics contextualism –Layered contextual perspective –Each treated as unique –Broader philosophical outlook