A Critical Background of PHILCOM: Phenomenology and Marxism
Abstract:PHILCOM was conceived as a free-space for engaging in the development of a philosophy of communication, welcoming all. Two major strands of continental philosophy fueled the inception of PHILCOM: Marxism and Phenomenology and its critique of the human sciences. If Marxism and Phenomenology have taught us anything it is not to forget our origins. Such forgetting often condemns us to the mistakes of the past, substituting moralism for concrete reflection. This essay is a reminder of our roots and attempts to point to a trajectory of critical themes in order to reclaim this free-space.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: School of Communication, The Ohio State University
Publication date: October 1, 2005