ISBN-10:
1589662024
ISBN-13:
9781589662025
Pub. Date:
05/15/2010
Publisher:
University of Scranton Press
The Metaphysics of Media: Toward an End of Postmodern Cynicism and the Construction of a Virtuous Reality

The Metaphysics of Media: Toward an End of Postmodern Cynicism and the Construction of a Virtuous Reality

by Peter K. Fallon

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ISBN-13: 9781589662025
Publisher: University of Scranton Press
Publication date: 05/15/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Peter K. Fallon is associate professor of journalism at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Why Metaphysics of Media?

Why Should Anyone Care?

Chapter One: On the Utility of the Media Ecological Perspective as a Tool in the Study of the Metaphysics of a Culture

Chapter Two: The Contentious Nature of Objective Reality and the Inarguable Value of Truth

Chapter Three:  Orality

Chapter Four: The Metaphysics of Orality

Chapter Five: Literacy

Chapter Six: The Metaphysics of Literacy

Chapter Seven: Electric Culture

Chapter Eight: The Metaphysics of Electric Culture

Chapter Nine: In the Dark: The Survival of Ignorance in an Age of Information

Appendix: An Explanation of the Media Ecological Principles

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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