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By Cristian Pralea

During this learn I construct a hermeneutical ontology of our on-line world. particularly I interpret the
conditions underlying life during this digital house that has been created by way of interacting
communication machines, or what we now have come to grasp 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 to an inquiry upon its being. finally, the “digital experience” is the result of contemporary Western cultural suggestion and for this reason one of many privileged areas for figuring out Western tradition.
My technique is hermeneutical even though I affiliate hermeneutics with ontology in a
manner just like that of Gianni Vattimo. Vattimo argues that any ontology on the finish of
metaphysics needs to be hermeneutical. accordingly 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 topics. First, we've got the assumption of our on-line world as
a privileged flooring for investigating Modernity. moment, is the belief of hermeneutics as a koiné of our instances, hence a suitable procedure for this research. 3rd, I argue for the impossibility of isolating the electronic from the human, which means that there's a normal electronic human event which we will unearth by means of digging via our on-line world. The fourth subject matter, which looks in the direction of the tip, is the assumption of an intimate connection among our on-line world, Modernity, and a democratic attitude understood in an ontological instead of political approach.

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The modern project may have failed, but this failure comes rather through fulfillment. The modern mode remains, yet weakened; it remains within this horizon of a being understood in terms of happening. It is not an experience of a post-modern but rather an experience of a continuous modern ending. An ending that is not to be understood in a historicist way, but more in the way contained by Vattimo’s way of developing a Heideggerian concept: Abendland (meaning Occident, although the literal translation of this composite word would be “land of dusk,” “the land of the setting sun”).

The unveiling points to a movement that stops once something is unveiled. This makes Heidegger reach the paradoxical conclusion that truth is in essence un-truth, as it is exactly this un-truth that makes the truth be: truth is born, and is born out of nothing. Furthermore, the fact of being true is constituted by the fact of being in the world of Dasein, as the unveiling cannot make sense 45. Martin Heidegger, Off the Beaten Track (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 41 otherwise. That is to say that we cannot find the truth within an utterance, but rather we found the utterances on that state of revelation proper to Dasein.

Is the modern project a way of thinking that we may abandon? Or perhaps we already have? If we actually attempt to answer such questions, they will prove to be extremely difficult. However, a simple reformulation of these questions may show why is so difficult to answer them. In other words, can we talk about a Post Modernity? ” In 1979, Lyotard’s book The Postmodern Condition was “launching” the term “postmodernism” into theoretical debates. The term eventually started to gather under its umbrella a series of positions already known under names like post-structuralism, or maybe neostructuralism, post-heideggerianism, deconstructivism, positions that in general would claim a 38 genealogy traceable back to Nietzsche and Heidegger.

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