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Mass Mediauras: Form, Technics, Media Samuel Weber

Mass Mediauras: Form, Technics, Media

Samuel Weber

Published September 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780804726757
Hardcover
248 pages
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The essays and interviews that compose this book provide an excellent introduction to and overview of the thought of one of the most brilliant critical and cultural theorists of our day. They include Webers readings of some of the central texts ofMoreThe essays and interviews that compose this book provide an excellent introduction to and overview of the thought of one of the most brilliant critical and cultural theorists of our day. They include Webers readings of some of the central texts of critical theory - including Kants Critique of Judgment, Heideggers Questing after Technology, and Benjamins Work of Art in the Age of Its Technical Reproducibility. Other essays examine the thought of Plato, Descartes, Husserl, Kafka, Joyce, and Derrida discussing questions of objectivity, translation, iterability, representation, and mass media. The essays are supplemented by interviews and discussions that range over such topics as the effects of film and television on the perception of reality, differences in reporting the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, problems of authority and authorship, the controversies over Paul de Mans wartime writings and Heideggers political positions, the relation of the Frankfurt School to deconstruction, and generally the status of critical theory.