Existential Themes in Interpersonal Communication: Where Do We Go?
Within this meditation, I have four simple objectives: (1) describe the current treatment of interpersonal communication, with specific emphasis on the discipline's need of a core; (2) propose and argue for an existential core, submitting core existential questions that anchor and provide stability to interpersonal communication; (3) examine the existential self and its unilateral relationship with an existential core; and (4) touch upon alienation — an inexorable consequence of a coreless interpersonal communication.
Keywords: Existential core, Existential self, Alienation
Dr. Gerald Powell
Professor, Rhetorical Studies/Humanities, Coppin State University