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Speaking Into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication

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  • Speaking Into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication (University of Chicago Press) – Trade paperback (2001)
    by John Durham Peters

    Speaking Into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication

    Trade paperback, University of Chicago Press
    2001
    English
    304 pages

    ISBN: 0226662772
    ISBN-13: 9780226662770

    In contemporary debates, communication is variously invoked as a panacea for the problems of both democracy and love, as a dream of a new information society brought about by new technologies, and as a wistful ideal of human relations. How, and why, did communication come to shoulder the load it carries? In John Durham Peters's work, the teachings of Socrates and Jesus, the theology of Saint Augustine, the political philosophy of Locke, and the American tradition from Emerson through William James all become relevant for ... Show more

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