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 ...

Speaking Into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226662770

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Speaking Into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication 1999, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226662763

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