Arquivo para February 11th, 2020

The form of the in-formation

11 Feb

Western philosophy was built along a path that was not necessarily the only one available, so there is neither determinism nor thought and consequently neither history, this because of the fact that some categories were privileged over others.

Although it was possible to think of a single model of thought, socially it is impossible to think by a single method or a single path, this may seem contradictory to the previous thought, but it does not mean that in the midst of a set of thoughts and categories from certain times it was done for several reasons, including political, economic and cultural, the option for certain forms of thought was made.

The form of information is eveloped thus from the thoughts and visions of the world that influenced Western culture.

The aim of this post is not to exhaust this thought, but to travel with the help of some special readers, such as Aristotle and Plato, Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas, René Descartes, Imanuel Kant, David Hume, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger , Gadamer, Paul Ricoeur, Emanuel Lévinas, Peter Sloterdijk, Byung Chull Han, just to name a few that I consider fundamental, but without claiming to exhaust the thought of any of them.

It is possible by analyzing the penetration of these thinkers in daily life as well as in the structural ones of governments, states and world policies, how these influences happened and happen to determine our thinking, although we can naively imagine that what we think is original, or because of pragmatism that what exists is practical life and the need.

Moreover, even though they deny these are forms of thought linked to certain forms of thought, such as empiricism, skepticism and pragmatism.

Thus, through culture, education and, mainly, forms of social intervention by means of communication and advertising, there is an action-form of implanting these ideas within society and once constituted as an organized set of knowledge (an episteme) to implant in the within society, in-formation, that is, to implant ideas within society.

From Socrates, who in essence wanted to “instruct” men, through Plato and Aristoteles, to the modern state, citizens’ form of action through information is how ideas are formed and disseminated in the social fabric, specialy in XIX century, in XX there were any changes.