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    Hobbes, Rousseau, and the “Gift” in Interpersonal Relationships.Nathan Miczo - 2002 - Human Studies 25 (2):207-231.
    This paper compares and contrasts the philosophical positions of Hobbes and Rousseau from the standpoint of interpersonal communication theory. Although both men argued from the state of nature, they differed fundamentally on the nature of humankind and the purpose of relationships. These differences should be of concern for interpersonal scholars insofar as they reflect differing sets of axioms from which to begin theorizing. The second part of the paper establishes a link between Hobbes' philosophy and the social exchange tradition: The (...)
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    The Human Condition and the Gift: Towards a Theoretical Perspective on Close Relationships.Nathan Miczo - 2008 - Human Studies 31 (2):133-155.
    Hannah Arendt’s exposition of the human condition provides the basic framework for a theoretical perspective on close relationships. According to Arendt, the human condition is comprised of three modes of activity: labor, work, and action. Labor is need-driven behavior, work concerns goal-directed activity and the fabrication of things, and action involves the mutual validation of unique individuals. Within this framework, the gift is the means by which relational ties are made concrete. I propose a model of gift-giving organized by two (...)
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  3. How Superheroes Model Community: Philosophically, Communicatively, Relationally.Nathan Miczo - 2016 - Lexington Books.
    How Superheroes Model Community examines superheroes as a community engaged in protecting the public sphere. Nathan Miczo highlights and explores the interpersonal and communicative practices that are necessary to being a member of such a community.
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