Conceptual Language of Russian Philosophy as a Tool for the Study of Mediareality
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Existence, noise, epistemic action, gnoseourgy, anthropogony, organized bodies, extinction of materiality, mediareality, ritual practices, cosmism

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Ocheretyany, K. (2019). Conceptual Language of Russian Philosophy as a Tool for the Study of Mediareality. Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies, 1(2), 16-41.


The article is devoted to the search for the potential for reactivalization of a conceptual language that has developed in Russian philosophy, as applied to media realism. Modern media reality in the optics of social institutions that have accumulated previous historical experience is seen as a crisis reality — images, messages, events of this reality represent a world that eludes the definitions of the theory, being too mobile, too paradoxical. Russian philosophy, which declared itself at the turn of the XIX - early XX century, faced the same experience - the experience of deactivating traditional institutions, the experience of technical transformation of the world and human behavior, the experience of the emergence and multiplication of new means of communication, the experience of proliferation of abstract sources in the absence of complete knowledge. A paradox is characteristic of mediareality: the fact that media becomes noise, existence is a hermeneutic situation, and vice versa, what is information for the media — existence is a hermeneutic crisis. Since media open their language not in interpretation, but in a crisis of interaction, in mistakes, when they do not at all what is intended, the theory should come closer to understanding existential practices in media. This article shows how Russian religious philosophy, for the first time in a number of concepts proposed by various thinkers, outlined the possibility of thinking about media, through an analysis of the epistemic and existential potential of technically organized communities and the magical-mystical experience generated by this technical organization
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