Comunicación y sociedad
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VIDALES GONZALES, Carlos. Theoretical relativism in communication. From communication as a principle for explanation to communication as a practical discipline. Comun. soc [online]. 2011, n.16, pp. 11-45. ISSN 0188-252X.
This article argues that theoretical relativism is an obstacle in current processes of theory development within communication studies. It is suggested that as a scholarly field, communication should itself be understood from a communicational perspective. A theoretical matrix is put forward indicating that communication should be considered as an explicative principle and as a practical discipline.
Keywords : Communication theory; epistemology; communication field; history of communication; cyberse-miotics.