Communicating at face value

A rejoinder


  • Michael C. Brannigan Albany Medical College



forum discussion, rejoinder, communication


Srikant Sarangi’s rich and provocative insights clearly merit robust inquiry. In resounding endorsement of his spot-on driving thesis of communication as “action/meaning-making practice,” let us stretch beyond our disciplinary corridors and embark on a brief phenomenological and ontological dig to further challenge the quarantining of communication to a template of skills and behavior.

Author Biography

  • Michael C. Brannigan, Albany Medical College

    Michael C. Brannigan, from Fukuoka, Japan, received his PhD in Philosophy and MA in Religious Studies from the Universiteit te Leuven in Belgium. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at Albany Medical College’s Alden March Bioethics Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island. His research interests include intercultural ethics in healthcare, Japanese studies and phenomenology. His most recent book is Caregiving, Carebots, and Contagion (Lexington Books, 2022). Website:


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How to Cite

Brannigan, M. C. (2024). Communicating at face value: A rejoinder. Communication and Medicine, 19(2), 176-180.