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Vilém FlusserAn Introduction$
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Anke Finger, Rainer Guldin, and Gustavo Bernardo

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816674787

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816674787.001.0001

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Cultural Studies and Phenomenology

Cultural Studies and Phenomenology

(p.65) 4 Cultural Studies and Phenomenology
Vilém Flusser

Anke Finger

Rainer Guldin

Gustavo Bernardo

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter talks about Vilém Flusser as a philosopher of communication and a media theorist, analyzing his writings that center on human beings and their ability to create, think, and change themselves and the world around them. It discusses Flusser’s intellectual development and output that complements his biography as an exile and migrant in life and thought. As Flusser worked within the Jewish-scholarly tradition of synthetic and critical commentary, Flusser’s writing resulted in a certain synthetic rootlessness marked by his rootless biography.

Keywords:   Vilém Flusser, communication, media theorist, human beings, exile, migrant, Jewish–scholarly tradition, synthetic rootlessness, rootless biography

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