Human Communication as a Correlate of the Essence of Man: A Philosophical Perspective
- *Corresponding Author:
- Onjefu O
Department of Mass Communication
Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 25, 2016 Accepted: February 15, 2016 Published: February 19, 2016
Citation: Onjefu O, Olalekan AG (2016) Human Communication as a Correlate of the Essence of Man: A Philosophical Perspective. Arts Social Sci J 7:160. doi:10.4172/2151-6200.1000160
Copyright: © 2016 Onjefu O, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper, as an attempt at espousing the view that human communication reveals the essence of man, constitutes a contribution to the on-going philosophical discussions on understanding the meaning and the nature of man. The paper examines the idea of human communication from a philosophical perspective. It particularly explores the concepts of language, symbols and meaning as determinants of human existence through communication, and concludes that the whole essence of human interactions and attempts at persuasion of individuals by individuals, groups, institutions etc lie in the manipulation of meanings through symbols, codes and signs as constituents of language.