Central European Journal of Communication

Central European Journal of Communication (ISSN 1899-5101) – the official Journal of the Polish Communication Association is published twice a year.

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On the philosophical status of the transmission metaphor

Emanuel Kulczycki

(Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

ABSTRACT: The view on the communication process as a process in with something is communicated (transmitted), is a collective view and as such must be regarded as a subject to historical changes. This article aims to analyse the metaphorical conceptualizations, which form part of the collective view, and which are important research subjects of communicology. A new division introduced in the article is the distinction between the pre-theoretical and the theoretical metaphorical conceptualization in relation to communication processes. This procedure allows for an analysis of the relationship between pre-theoretical views (conduit, container metaphor) and theoretical ones (transfer metaphor). The author suggests how the introduction of the diachronic perspective to the study of defining of communication helps to better understand the genesis of the modern understanding of communication practices.

 

KEYWORDS: transmission metaphor, philosophy of communication, communicology, metaphorical conceptualization, collective view

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