Robert Z. Cortes

Areas of Interest

  • Communication and media ethics
  • General ethics
  • Personalism and virtue ethics
  • Entertainment media
  • Culture and politics
  • Modern and ancient languages
  • Psychology of communication
  • Philosophy of language
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Pedagogy and applications of language and communication

Robert Cortes holds a PhD in Social Communication from the Pontifical University of Santa Croce (Rome, Italy), a Master of Arts degree in Education Leadership from Columbia University (New York, U.S.A.), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Velez College (Cebu City, Philippines). He obtained a post-graduate degree in Ancient Philology from Polis – The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and the Humanities.

His main areas of study and teaching include communication and media ethics; interplay of entertainment media, cultures, and societies; and pedagogy and applications of language and communication. His dissertation was a critical evaluation of the global communication ethics theory of the century’s leading media ethicist, Clifford Christians, in which he proposed a personalist framework to enhance the theory’s human-centeredness and render it less susceptible to relativism.

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