Legacy of Wisdom: Great Thinkers and Journalism / Edition 2

Legacy of Wisdom: Great Thinkers and Journalism / Edition 2

by John C. Merrill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813820405

ISBN-13: 9780813820408

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Legacy of Wisdom: Great Thinkers and Journalism introduces the reader to the ideas of more than 30 great philosophers, writers, and intellectuals - from Confucius and Plato, to Machiavelli and Kant, to Simone de Beauvoir and Sissela Bok - and the ways their ethical systems apply to journalism and journalists today. Author John C. Merrill provides brief sketches of…  See more details below

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Legacy of Wisdom: Great Thinkers and Journalism introduces the reader to the ideas of more than 30 great philosophers, writers, and intellectuals - from Confucius and Plato, to Machiavelli and Kant, to Simone de Beauvoir and Sissela Bok - and the ways their ethical systems apply to journalism and journalists today. Author John C. Merrill provides brief sketches of each thinker as "intellectual springboards" for journalists and journalism students seeking motivation and ethical guidance in their professional lives. Legacy of Wisdom explores the variety of ways that the philosophies of some of history's great thinkers apply to such timeless debates and subjects as press freedom and responsibility; the nature of objectivity and truth; the journalist's use of power; duty and the journalist; language use, style, and propaganda; and the complex relationship between mass media and society. Merrill's book is a valuable primer for the reader's entry into the world of the great thinkers and journalism. He includes a helpful glossary of philosophical terms.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813820408
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
187
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
Acknowledgments
1Confucius3
2Lao-tzu10
3Socrates15
4Plato20
5Aristotle25
6Niccolo Machiavelli31
7Michel de Montaigne37
8John Milton41
9John Locke45
10Voltaire51
11David Hume56
12Immanuel Kant61
13Edmund Burke67
14Arthur Schopenhauer73
15Alexis de Tocqueville79
16John Stuart Mill84
17Soren Kierkegaard88
18Karl Marx94
19Alfred Korzybski101
20Robert Maynard Hutchins105
21Eric Hoffer110
22Ayn Rand116
23Dietrich Bonhoeffer121
24Simone de Beauvoir125
25Marshall McLuhan131
26Jacques Ellul136
27Barbara Tuchman141
28Iris Murdoch147
29John Rawls152
30Sissela Bok157
31A Few More Brief Legacies: Buddha, Fyodor Dostoevsky163
Louis D. Brandeis
H. L. Mencken
David Riesman
Martin Buber
I. F. Stone
Albert Camus
Hannah Arendt
Epilogue179
Glossary181
About the Author187

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