Il “Cerchio Magico” del Virtuale: Sulla tecnica come forma di pensiero magico e l’esclusione della trascendenza

Contemporary technological and social development have seen the emergence of debates about the possibilities, and dangers, of “virtual reality”, may it be intended either as a recreational instrument (videogames, movies, etc...) or the attempt to “re-create” our world in ways that are more easily ac...

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Published in:Hermeneutica
Main Author: Di Somma, Emilio
Format: Electronic Article
Language:Italian
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Published: Morcelliana [2020]
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In: Hermeneutica
Year: 2020, Volume: 27, Pages: 235-251
Further subjects:B Transcendence
B Magic
B Ernesto De Martino
B Anthropology
B Virtual Reality
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:Contemporary technological and social development have seen the emergence of debates about the possibilities, and dangers, of “virtual reality”, may it be intended either as a recreational instrument (videogames, movies, etc...) or the attempt to “re-create” our world in ways that are more easily accessible to the population (the numerous digital programs that allow visits to museums or monuments are a good example), or even the possibility to create “new worlds” in which we could live a more fulfilling life. The aim of this essay, in line with the topic of the volume, is to discuss the possibility of a meaningful interaction between “virtual reality” and “transcendence”. By developing a paradigmatic comparison between technique and “magic”, as anthropological frameworks, the paper argues that it is impossible to develop meaningful transcendence with “virtual reality”.
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