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By Cristian Pralea

During this research I construct a hermeneutical ontology of our on-line world. specifically I interpret the
conditions underlying lifestyles during this digital area that has been created by way of interacting
communication machines, or what we have now come to understand because the world-wide-web. My
argument is that there's a particular lifestyles linked to this phenomenon and my target is to border and stick with an inquiry upon its being. finally, the “digital experience” is the outcome of contemporary Western cultural suggestion and accordingly one of many privileged areas for knowing 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. hence we're facing an “ontology of decline,” an inquiry right into a declension of being, and hence discovered alongside traces of highbrow genealogies.
In this dissertation, I discover 4 significant issues. First, we've the belief of our on-line world as
a privileged flooring for investigating Modernity. moment, is the assumption of hermeneutics as a koiné of our instances, hence a suitable strategy 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 appears to be like in the direction of the top, is the belief of an intimate connection among our on-line world, Modernity, and a democratic attitude understood in an ontological instead of political method.

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The modern times, those modern times filled with trust in the inevitable progress of mankind, filled with trust in our capacity of making some unique difference – of standing as a knowing subject – have pushed us toward this rush. ” This is a discussion around the issue of postmodernism; this is a question burning in the minds of academics for almost thirty years now: Can it be? Is an 49 end possible? We may agree with the existence of a modern project, but can this project be accomplished? And most of all, if the project succeeds, is the end of modernity and a beginning of something else, is the post-modern really possible?

Fordism is the entire system of mass-production and massconsumption based on semi-skilled labor that underpinned the post World War II boom and the development of the welfare state. It is the description of the second stage of capitalism. The name comes (obviously) from Henry Ford, as he was the architect of the first assembly line ever used in industrial production. Of course he was not the “inventor” of mass-production but, still, he refined, coordinated, and integrated the process. He also recognized that the worker must be also a consumer, so he connected mass-production to mass-consumption.

Soft thinking” proposes a reconsideration of all the categories of Modernity, which includes of course, the problem of the subject as well. Beyond the Subject is the title of one of Vattimo’s books, 33 yet we must not misinterpret it. Even if we are living in an end of Modernity, he claims, that does not mean we can give up modern thinking. In fact, Modernity cannot end because of its very essence, therefore what we have to understand by the “end of Modernity,” explains Vattimo, is rather a continuous dusk, a lingering rather than an ending.

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