Medium, Messenger, Transmission. An Approach to Media Philosophy

Author(s): Krämer, Sybille


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. Krämer 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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Krämer, Sybille: Medium, Messenger, Transmission. An Approach to Media Philosophy. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press 2015. DOI: 10.25969/mediarep/3581.
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