By Vilém Flusser,Siegfried Zielinski,Rodrigo Maltez Novaes
In On Doubt, Vilém Flusser refines Martin Heidegger’s recognized statement that “language is the living of Being.” For Flusser, “the notice is the residing of being,” simply because in reality, firstly, there has been the be aware.
On Doubt is a treatise at the human mind, its relation to language, and the reality-forming discourses that for this reason emerge. For Flusser, the religion that the fashionable age locations in Cartesian doubt performs a task just like the one who religion in God performed in prior eras—a religion that should be challenged. Descartes doubts the area via his proposition cogito ergo sum, yet leaves doubt itself untouched as indubitable and imperious. His cogito ergo sum can have proved to the Western mind that suggestions exist, however it didn't turn out the life of that which thinks: you can still get rid of pondering and but proceed being.
Therefore, may still we no longer doubt doubt itself? should still we no longer attempt to transcend this final step of Cartesian doubt and search for a brand new religion? the 20th century has visible many makes an attempt to defeat Cartesian doubt, despite the fact that, this doubt of doubt has in its place generated an entire lack of religion, which the West reports as existential nihilism. for this reason, the emergent emptying of values that effects from such severe doubt. every little thing loses its that means. Can this weather be triumph over? Will the West live on the trendy age?
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