The Science of the Commons

A Note on Communication Methodology

  • Muniz Sodré

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Muniz Sodré
    Pages 1-7
  3. Muniz Sodré
    Pages 9-33
  4. Muniz Sodré
    Pages 35-83
  5. Muniz Sodré
    Pages 85-144
  6. Muniz Sodré
    Pages 145-241
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-248

About this book


The Science of the Commons proposes a new mode of comprehending communication. Leaving aside a sociological and linguistic model that defines communication as a process of information transmission, this book introduces an innovative ethical-political understanding of communication as a connection of the common, the cohesive tie of the community. Muniz Sodré critiques the weak ethical and political aspirations of the field of communication and suggests the construction of a ‘post-disciplinary’ science, set against the classic disciplines of sociology, anthropology and economics, which resists a global ideology of financialization. Moving the field of communication beyond media studies to a philosophical reflection on the roots of the community, The Science of the Commons is a ground-breaking book that offers fresh perspectives for the study of communication worldwide. 


Media ecology Communication theory Epistemology Science of communication Heidegger Baudrillard Buber

Authors and affiliations

  • Muniz Sodré
    • 1
  1. 1.Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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