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Are Supervaluational and Revision Theories Self‐Undermining?

Hartry Field

in Saving Truth From Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230747
eISBN:
9780191710933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter is concerned with the extent to which supervaluation and revision theories can declare that their rules all preserve truth. The extent varies from one such theory to another, but none ... More


Toward a General Theory of Media

Matthias Vogel

in Media of Reason: A Theory of Rationality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150583
eISBN:
9780231527750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150583.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter attempts to develop a general vocabulary for media theory, in order to show that media can be understood as sets of behavioral possibilities that do not necessarily depend on the ... More


What are Media?

Matthias Vogel

in Media of Reason: A Theory of Rationality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150583
eISBN:
9780231527750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150583.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter attempts to define the concept of media through sociological, technological, and action-theoretic frameworks, in crafting a general theory of media. In social theory contexts, the ... More


Media of Reason: A Theory of Rationality

Matthias Vogel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150583
eISBN:
9780231527750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150583.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book challenges the belief, dominant in contemporary philosophy, that reason is determined solely by our discursive, linguistic abilities as communicative beings. In this view, the medium of ... More


The Medium Becomes the Message

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines how the medium becomes the message. It begins by revisiting Marshall McLuhan's statement that the medium “is” the message and its implications for media theory. According to ... More


The Consequences for a Concept of Rationality

Matthias Vogel

in Media of Reason: A Theory of Rationality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150583
eISBN:
9780231527750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150583.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses the question of the degree to which our view of rationality can be refined by the proposed media-theoretic means, as well as the consequences that this might have for the ... More


Communication and Media Theory

Anke Finger, Rainer Guldin, and Gustavo Bernardo

in Vilém Flusser: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674787
eISBN:
9781452947211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674787.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Vilém Flusser’s ideas on communication and media theory. It discusses Flusser’s 1970 lecture Kommunikologie(“What Is Communication?”), in which Flusser sketches the significant ... More


Vilém Flusser: An Introduction

Anke Finger, Rainer Guldin, and Gustavo Bernardo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674787
eISBN:
9781452947211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674787.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Vilém Flusser (1920–1991) has long been known and celebrated in Europe and Brazil primarily as a media theorist. Only recently have other facets of his accomplishments come to light, clearly ... More


Media-Ontological Suspicion and Philosophical Doubt

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores media-ontological suspicion as a specific manifestation of philosophical doubt. It begins by discussing how the suspicion that something is hidden behind the visible and ... More


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