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„Jövősokk” helyett „jelensokk”
Present Shock, instead of Future Shock

Author(s): Dénes Tamás
Subject(s): Anthropology, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Existentialism, Ontology
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: modernism; presentism; future shock; present shock;

Summary/Abstract: The essay aims to draft the changes that occurred in the time experience of our era. In the informational societies of the present the exacerbation of attention towards the present and the different ways of handling the present is increasingly upfront. We are placed at the end of a process during which the centre of gravity of time experience was placed from the future into the present. Douglas Rushkoff uses the expression “present shock” for describing this experience. The essay is trying to draft the process leading to this, also aiming to estimate the possible effects of the present shock. The present shock is overwriting at the same time some traditional attitudes, and forces original actions and interpretations. How we can handle this is very much dependent on the precision of the diagnosis.

  • Issue Year: LXXXII/2020
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 57-65
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Hungarian