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Title: Hyperreality as an Instrument of Mass Communication
Authors: Gondek, Paweł
Keywords: mass communication; existence; reality; hyperreality; Jean Baudrillard
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Fundacja "Lubelska Szkoła Filozofii Chrześcijańskiej"
Citation: Człowiek-Kultura-Bezpieczeństwo, red. nauk. P. Gondek, Lublin 2014, s. 121-130
Abstract: Jean Baudrillard’s reflection on the mechanisms of how the mass media function bring us to the question of hyperreality. The problem of hyperreality results from the limitation of man’s cognitive abilities, which appear especially in the context of the media. The mass media produce a sphere saturated with signs that have no reference to reality. One effect of those processes is hyperreality, in which what is real is adapted to what is virtual. The inexpressibility of existence with respect to content contributes to the creation of hyperreality in communication processes. Therefore an important element in philosophical discussion on the media is an analysis of the possibility of a cognitive apprehension of reality, and in particular, an analysis of the possibility of the knowledge of things’ existence. This is because this is the starting point for reflections on the value of knowledge and on knowledge’s consequences in communication processes.
ISBN: 978-83-902915-4-3
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