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The Philosophical Rhetoric of Right and Wrong
An analysis of cultural bias versus objectivity for journalism within the modern media according to Aristotle and Plato.
# 101230 | 2,742 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Feb 21, 2008 in Communication (Journalism) , Communication (Mass Media) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek)

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The aim of this paper is to bring forth the views of Aristotle and Plato to analyze the current issues of bias and objectivity that exist within the cultural construct of journalism and the modern media. By evaluating the issues of rhetoric as put forth by Plato and Aristotle, the paper shows how one can realize the often-tainted perspective for truth within the institutional nationalism and capitalism of modern media corporations.

From the Paper:

"The philosophy of Plato is far more abstract than that of Aristotle, since it focuses more on the forms of higher understanding and the greater good. The term rhetoric was often not a complimentary word for Plato, as he often saw language and knowledge being used on a relativistic basis for the well being of those that sought to profit from non-virtuous political or social means. Often the lack of uniformity in defining what is the "greater good" in society is difficult, since the intellectual virtue discussed by Aristotle can often provide an abstract and often unrealistic set of ethical guidelines. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aristotle. "Nicomachean Ethics." 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 7 December, 2006. <>
  • Cunningham, Brent. Re-thinking Objectivity, 2003. Columbia Journalism Review. 7 December, 2006. <>
  • Palmer, Jerry. Media At War. New York: Sage, 2004.
  • Goldberg, Bernard. Arrogance: Rescuing America from the Media. New York: Warner, 2003.
  • Plato. "Gorgias." 2006. Etext library. 7 December, 2006. <>

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