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Beyond criticizing objectivism: Three pragmatic considerations


Engesser, Sven (2014). Beyond criticizing objectivism: Three pragmatic considerations. Constructivist Foundations, 10(1):154-155.

Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “Do the Media Fail to Represent Reality? A Constructivist and Second-order Critique of the Research on Environmental Media Coverage and Its Normative Implications” by Julia Völker & Armin Scholl. Upshot: Criticizing climate communication research for its sometimes objectivist approach appears highly justified. However, three pragmatic questions should be considered. First, is it truly illegitimate to confront a social system with external normative expectations? Second, are all human inferences equally subjective? Third, how can a constructive perspective inform climate communication research?

Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “Do the Media Fail to Represent Reality? A Constructivist and Second-order Critique of the Research on Environmental Media Coverage and Its Normative Implications” by Julia Völker & Armin Scholl. Upshot: Criticizing climate communication research for its sometimes objectivist approach appears highly justified. However, three pragmatic questions should be considered. First, is it truly illegitimate to confront a social system with external normative expectations? Second, are all human inferences equally subjective? Third, how can a constructive perspective inform climate communication research?

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:22 Jan 2015 12:38
Last Modified:21 May 2018 05:34
Publisher:Vrije Universiteit
ISSN:1782-348X
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/journal/10/1/154.engesser

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