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Cultural Studies

By Cristian Pralea

During this research I construct a hermeneutical ontology of our on-line world. particularly I interpret the
conditions underlying life during this digital house that has been created through interacting
communication machines, or what now we have come to understand because the world-wide-web. My
argument is that there's a particular lifestyles linked to this phenomenon and my goal is to border and stick with an inquiry upon its being. finally, the “digital experience” is the outcome of recent Western cultural suggestion and for that reason one of many privileged areas for realizing Western tradition.
My method is hermeneutical even if I affiliate hermeneutics with ontology in a
manner just like that of Gianni Vattimo. Vattimo argues that any ontology on the finish of
metaphysics should be hermeneutical. for this reason we're facing an “ontology of decline,” an inquiry right into a declension of being, and hence learned alongside strains of highbrow genealogies.
In this dissertation, I discover 4 significant issues. First, we've the assumption of our on-line world as
a privileged floor for investigating Modernity. moment, is the belief of hermeneutics as a koiné of our occasions, hence a suitable process for this research. 3rd, I argue for the impossibility of isolating the electronic from the human, which means that there's a basic electronic human adventure which we will unearth via digging via our on-line world. The fourth topic, which looks in the direction of the tip, is the belief of an intimate connection among our on-line world, Modernity, and a democratic frame of mind understood in an ontological instead of political manner.

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28 simulacra, as they are the only ones that are not copies, and not even copies of copies, but something of their own order, an order of difference, that affirms (in the way of a celebration – Deleuze was heavily influenced by Nietzsche here) divergence and decentralization, and the lack of any original and in itself model. We may find in Gianni Vattimo’s works and the school of thought named pensiero debole (weak or soft thinking) another way to continue the story of the subject. “Soft thinking” proposes a reconsideration of all the categories of Modernity, which includes of course, the problem of the subject as well.

First of all, before seeing where such questions are going to take us, we have to consider the viability of the term itself. Questioning the postmodern, we realized that before making any assumptions we must question, in fact, the modern. And what we saw in this case is the fact that Modernity appears as an age of history. Modernity is the age of all ages, that is to say the age that provides a definition of ages and more: an age that maps and names all the “other” ages, arranging them in an ascending temporal line.

50 First, the world becomes accessible to the wise and virtuous. This is Plato’s world, one in which we would trust that a universal eternal truth exists and that we can come to know it. 46. Martin Heidegger, Being and Time (State University of New York Press, 1996). 47. ” 48. , Martin Heidegger. 49. Gilles Deleuze, Nietzsche and Philosophy (Columbia University Press, 2002). 50. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Twilight of the Idols: or How to Philosophize with a Hammer (Oxford University Press, 2009).

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