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Bencherki, Nicolas (2016). Action and agency. In Bruhn Jensen, Klaus; Craig, Robert T.; Pooley, Jefferson D., & Rothenbuhler, Eric W. (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy (p. 1-13). New York, NY : Wiley. ISBN 9781118766804 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118766804.wbiect030

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Abstract: The relationship between communication and action and agency is discussed. Crucial themes pertaining to action are presented in their intersection with communication. The question of intentionality is contrasted with the pragmatic view of communication. The role communication plays in providing alternate descriptions of action is also discussed, as well as the importance of communication in the individuation of action, i.e. in bringing together the many elements that constitute a single action. The entry then discusses the shared character of action, as well as the action of collectives, including organizations, for which conventional models of action struggle to account. The conventional opposition between “real” action and less than real communication is also discussed.
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118...
Depositor: Bencherki, Nicolas
Owner / Manager: Nicolas Bencherki
Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 15:14
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 15:14

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