Media temporalities of the internet: Philosophies of time and media in Derrida and Rorty

AI and Society 13 (4):421-434 (1999)

My considerations are organised into four sections. The first section provides a survey of some significant developments that determine contemporary philosophical discussion on the subject of ‘time’. In the second section, I show how the question of time and the issue of media are linked with one another in the views of two influential contemporary philosophers: Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty. Finally, in the third section, the temporal implications of cultural practices which are developing in the new medium of the Internet are analysed and, in the fourth section, related to the central theses of Derrida and Rorty
Keywords Deconstruction  Internet theory  Jacques Derrida  Media philosophy  Philosophy of time  Pragmatism  Richard Rorty  Transcultural communication  Virtual communities
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