Mediated Time pp 341-357 | Cite as

Time, Being, and Media

  • Paddy ScannellEmail author


Scannell’s chapter delivers a philosophical debate on the meaning of time (and of being-in-the-world). He therefore uses Heidegger and other phenomenological approaches to understand not only what time is, but more specifically what the times of broadcast radio and television are. This existential-ontological debate includes questions and definitions of free time, of my time, of historical time. Scannell thereby also asks about the past and the present and their relation to the future. He accomplishes this not too small feat through a focus on liveness and the everyday. Throughout the chapter, Scannell links philosophical debates with actual examples.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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