Legacy of Wisdom: Great Thinkers and Journalism / Edition 2

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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: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 187
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Confucius 3
2 Lao-tzu 10
3 Socrates 15
4 Plato 20
5 Aristotle 25
6 Niccolo Machiavelli 31
7 Michel de Montaigne 37
8 John Milton 41
9 John Locke 45
10 Voltaire 51
11 David Hume 56
12 Immanuel Kant 61
13 Edmund Burke 67
14 Arthur Schopenhauer 73
15 Alexis de Tocqueville 79
16 John Stuart Mill 84
17 Soren Kierkegaard 88
18 Karl Marx 94
19 Alfred Korzybski 101
20 Robert Maynard Hutchins 105
21 Eric Hoffer 110
22 Ayn Rand 116
23 Dietrich Bonhoeffer 121
24 Simone de Beauvoir 125
25 Marshall McLuhan 131
26 Jacques Ellul 136
27 Barbara Tuchman 141
28 Iris Murdoch 147
29 John Rawls 152
30 Sissela Bok 157
31 A Few More Brief Legacies: Buddha, Fyodor Dostoevsky 163
Louis D. Brandeis
H. L. Mencken
David Riesman
Martin Buber
I. F. Stone
Albert Camus
Hannah Arendt
Epilogue 179
Glossary 181
About the Author 187
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