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Medium, Messenger, Transmission: An Approach to Media Philosophy

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Medium, Messenger, Transmission: An Approach to Media Philosophy
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Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN/ASIN: 9089647414
ISBN-13: 9789089647412
Number of pages: 271

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This rich study provides a comprehensive introduction to media philosophy while offering a new perspective on the concept and function of transmission media in all systems of exchange. Kramer uses the figure of the messenger as a key metaphor, examining a diverse range of transmission events, including the circulation of money, translation of languages, angelic visitations, spread of infectious diseases, and processes of transference and counter-transference that occur during psychoanalysis.

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