Heidegger and the Media David Gunkel

ISBN: 9781306979801

Published: January 1st 2014

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218 pages


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Heidegger and the Media  by  David Gunkel

Heidegger and the Media by David Gunkel
January 1st 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 218 pages | ISBN: 9781306979801 | 9.60 Mb

The most significant philosopher of Being, Martin Heidegger has nevertheless largely been ignored within communications studies. This book sets the record straight by demonstrating the profound implications of his unique philosophical project for ourMoreThe most significant philosopher of Being, Martin Heidegger has nevertheless largely been ignored within communications studies.

This book sets the record straight by demonstrating the profound implications of his unique philosophical project for our understanding of todays mediascape. The full range of Heideggers writing from Being and Time to his later essays is drawn upon. Topics covered include: - an analysis of Heideggers theory of language and its relevance to communications studies- a critical interpretation of mass media and digital culture that draws upon Heideggers key concept of Dasein- a discussion of mediated being and its objectifying tendencies- an assessment of Heideggers legacy for future developments in media theoryClear explanations and accessible commentary are used to guide the reader through the work of a thinker whose notorious reputation belies the highly topical nature of his key insights.

In a world full of digital networks and new social media, but little critical insight, Heidegger and the Mediashows how a true understanding of the media requires familiarity with Heideggers unique brand of thinking.



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