Heidegger and the Media

Product Number: EB00590394
Released: Dec 26, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780745671925
Publisher: Polity
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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 our understanding of today's mediascape. The full range of Heidegger's writing from Being and Time to his later essays is drawn upon. style="text-align: left; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; white-space: normal; letter-spacing: normal; color: #000000; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" / style="text-align: left; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; white-space: normal; letter-spacing: normal; color: #000000; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" / Topics covered include: style="text-align: left; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; white-space: normal; letter-spacing: normal; color: #000000; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" / - an analysis of Heidegger's theory of language and its relevance to communications studies style="text-align: left; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; white-space: normal; letter-spacing: normal; color: #000000; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" / - a critical interpretation of mass media and digital culture that draws upon Heidegger's key concept of Dasein style="text-align: left; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; white-space: normal; letter-spacing: normal; color: #000000; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" / - a discussion of mediated being and its objectifying tendencies style="text-align: left; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; white-space: normal; letter-spacing: normal; color: #000000; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" / - an assessment of Heidegger's legacy for future developments in media theory style="text-align: left; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; white-space: normal; letter-spacing: normal; color: #000000; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" / style="text-align: left; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; white-space: normal; letter-spacing: normal; color: #000000; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" / Clear 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. style="text-align: left; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; white-space: normal; letter-spacing: normal; color: #000000; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" / 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 Heidegger's unique brand of thinking.

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Original Publish Date: Jul 17, 2014

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