Ethics and Media Culture

3 Enframing/revealing: on the question of ethics and difference in technologies of mediation

Joost van Loon




Only when man, in the disclosing coming-to-pass of the insight by which he himself is beheld, renounces human self-will and projects himself toward that insight, away from himself, does he correspond in this essence to the claim of that insight. In thus corresponding man is gathered into his own, that he, within that safeguarded element of the world, may, as the mortal, look out toward the divine

(Heidegger 1977, p. 47).

In the introduction to the edited collection Media Ethics, Matthew Kieran (1998) declares that only philosophy is able to reveal an understanding of the ethical and moral issues of ...

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