160 p. Theory and Media. . Intended for professional and scholarly audience.
From the Publisher
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
Topics covered include:
- an analysis of Heidegger''s theory of language and its relevance
to communications studies
- a critical interpretation of mass media and digital culture that
draws upon Heidegger''s key concept of Dasein
- a discussion of mediated being and its objectifying tendencies
- an assessment of Heidegger''s legacy for future developments in
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.
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.