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Savage Thought and Totalitarianism

Version 1 : Received: 9 April 2018 / Approved: 10 April 2018 / Online: 10 April 2018 (08:50:45 CEST)

How to cite: Zimmermann, R.E. Savage Thought and Totalitarianism. Preprints 2018, 2018040120 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201804.0120.v1). Zimmermann, R.E. Savage Thought and Totalitarianism. Preprints 2018, 2018040120 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201804.0120.v1).

Abstract

In order to clarify some more concepts, we start by classifying some forms of populism and visualize them as precursors of totalitarianism. It goes without saying that media control or at least media domination (especially in this recent age of digitalization) becomes important within this context, because the Turing galaxy follows essentially the development of the Gutenberg galaxy, but at the same time, quite different from the latter, it multiplies, enhances, and accelerates anonymous data pressure that alters the quality of the ongoing discourse. This is what we would like to discuss here in more detail by also asking for a possibly anthropological principle that underlies these developments.

Subject Areas

discourse; communication; media; anthropology; political philosophy

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