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The transparent society

Author: Gianni Vattimo; David Webb
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Polity Press : in association with Blackwell Publishers, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Transparent SocietyVattimo develops his own distinctive views on postmodernism and its philosophical and cultural relevance. Vattimo argues that the post-modern condition is linked to the development of the mass media and the diffusion of systems of communication. However, he disputes the belief that this development will produce a more enlightened, self-conscious and 'transparent' society, maintaining  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gianni Vattimo; David Webb
ISBN: 0745609260 9780745609263 0745610471 9780745610474 0801845270 9780801845277 0801845289 9780801845284
OCLC Number: 26520845
Language Note: Translation of: La società trasparente.
Notes: Includes other translated works by the author.
Description: v, 129 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The postmodern: a transparent society? ---
2. The human sciences and the society of communication ---
3. Myth rediscovered ---
4. Art and oscillation ---
5. From utopia to Heterotopia ---
6. Utopia, counter-utopia, irony ---
7. Disenchantment and dissolution ---
8. Ethics of communication or ethics of interpretations?
Other Titles: Società trasparente.
Responsibility: Gianni Vattimo ; translated by David Webb.

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Vattimo develops his own distinctive views on postmodernism and its philosophical and cultural relevance. He argues that the postmodern condition is linked to the development of the mass media and  Read more...

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