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Discourse, philosophy: a discourse in the philosophical context is a set of topics that are discussed together with a certain set of used terms at a time by a group of people. New topics can be propagated and further terms developed. The setting up of access rules and discourse rules is the subject of various discourse theories. See also intersubjectivity, rationality, communication, communication theory.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

Author Item Summary Meta data
I 23 ff I 37
a) Theatre discourse: theatre, concert hall, classroom.
The so-called bourgeois family with the sending mother and the meteoricly approaching father.
I 23
b) Pyramid discourses: armies, churches, political parties more suitable than theatre discourses for preserving the original information
c) Tree discourses: science, technology tendency to progressive specialization.
d) Amphitheatre discourses: (all around) I 27 Mass media, press, television
I 29 I 39
e) circular dialogues "round tables" committees, laboratories, congresses, parliaments "free markets".
I 32
f) Net dialogues diffuse, chatter, talk, chitchat, spreading of rumours. "public opinion." ((s) This refers to a literal (spatial) form of the network. Flusser wrote before the advent of the World Wide Web).
I 48
Flusser: Synchronization of amphitheatre and web is a well-known fact.
I 51 ff
a) Situation "Printed Books" - Universal level
- National level
- People's level

b) Situation "Manuscripts" - Universal Level (Catholic)
- people's level (pagan)

c) Situation "Technical Images" - Universal Level
- mass level

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Fl I
V. Flusser
Kommunikologie Mannheim 1996

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