Respond to each of the following three prompts:
1.) Describe and explain the idea of “dialogue” as discussed in Buber and CEL. How does dialogue aid our
understanding of the relationship between communication and ethics?
2.) Over the course of the semester, we have moved between micro and macro contexts of ethics:
interpersonal communication to public discourse. Throughout the theoretical literature on ethics, thinkers
propose a range of metaphors for understanding the product of ethical thinking. Such metaphors include:
neighbor, stranger, friend, alien, and a host of others. Which of these metaphors (or another of your
choosing) best represent your approach to ethics? Please thoroughly explain your choice and include
reference to relevant scholarly support for your ideas.
3.) As you consider our semester’s study of communication ethics, we have discussed many complex and
often abstract ideas. What three practical lessons will you take away from this class? How will you
implement them in your life? (The more concrete your explanation the better.) Please make this response
distinct from response two.