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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


Media naturalness theory: human evolution and behaviour towards electronic communication technologies

Ned Kock

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter provides a discussion of what has become known as media naturalness theory, a theory of communication media with a special focus on electronic communication, and developed based on human ... More


Media Histories, Media Theories, and Modernity

Nicholas Garnham

in Emancipation, the Media, and Modernity: Arguments about the Media and Social Theory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742258
eISBN:
9780191695001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742258.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the debate about history and its relation to the past that springs out of the confrontation between modernity and Enlightenment thought. It also argues that all debates about ... 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


Among the Everywheres: Global Crowds and the Networked Planet

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Building on Ch. 1, this chapter analyzes scientific texts, novels, films and poems between the 1960s and the 1990s that explore the relationship between local, national, and global forms of identity ... More


Dynamical Mean-field Theories of Correlation and Disorder

E. Miranda and V. Dobrosavljević

in Conductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592593
eISBN:
9780191741050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592593.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter provides a review of recently-developed Dynamical Mean-Field Theory (DMFT) approaches to the general problem of strongly correlated electronic systems with disorder. The chapter first ... More


Archival Media Theory: An Introduction to Wolfgang Ernst’s Media Archaeology

Wolfgang Ernst

in Digital Memory and the Archive

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677665
eISBN:
9781452948065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677665.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

An introduction to WE’s media theory in relation to German media theory, Kittler and the wider Digital Humanities debates


Hybrid Schemes

Mike Finnis

in Interatomic Forces in Condensed Matter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509776
eISBN:
9780191709180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509776.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses two types of interatomic potentials for metallic systems that take neither the approach of perturbing a free electron gas nor of superimposing atomic charge densities and doing ... More


Introduction: Cultural Techniques, or, the End of the Intellectual Postwar in German Media Theory

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The chapter relates the re-emergence of cultural techniques (a concept first employed in the 19th century in an agricultural context) to the changing intellectual constellation of postwar Germany. ... More


Form

John Corner

in Theorising Media: Power, Form and Subjectivity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082603
eISBN:
9781781703182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082603.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers formal issues that are pivotal for research on media forms. It argues in support of the view that a continuing address to concepts and methods for analysing the forms of media ... More


Materiality and Media in Communication and Technology Studies: An Unfinished Project

Leah A. Lievrouw

in Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262525374
eISBN:
9780262319461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525374.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

A newly materialist approach to the study of media technologies is emerging in several fields, including cultural studies, digital humanities, and science and technology studies (STS). Yet most ... More


Digital Memory and the Archive

Wolfgang Ernst

Jussi Parikka (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677665
eISBN:
9781452948065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677665.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In Ernst’s media theory, archaeology becomes archivological analysis that refuses to stay on the interface level. Instead, it reveals the technological conditions of our contemporary techniques of ... 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


Introduction

Bernhard Fulda

in Press and Politics in the Weimar Republic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199547784
eISBN:
9780191720079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547784.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter underlines the importance and originality of the book as a contribution to our understanding of the fate of Weimar democracy. It reflects on the connection between media ... 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


Leadership within Virtual Contexts

Crystal L. Hoyt

in The Social Net: Understanding our online behavior

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199639540
eISBN:
9780191747748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639540.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides an overview of leadership within virtual contexts with a particular focus on relevant theories and empirical research. The chapter opens with a discussion of some of the leading ... More


Digital Care, Curation, and Curriculum: On Applied Media Theory

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter outlines the author’s concept of “applied media theory,” which is a method of humanities research rooted in the research/creation practices typical of professional artists. Applied media ... More


Materiality: Grounds of Media and Culture

Jussi Parikka

in A Geology of Media

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695515
eISBN:
9781452950877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695515.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 1 grounds the book in debates about materiality and digital culture; offers an explanation of the anthropocene and the term that I use: the anthrobscene, to emphasise the obscenities of ... More


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