The Concept Of The Fourth Estate

1485 WordsDec 12, 20156 Pages
It is also a struggle for the respect of self-awareness that translates the symbolic end of a communicational paradigm based on the principle of socialization and social control (Beaulieu, 2005) . It is true that this paradigm has dominated the public communication system for decades and was regarded as a representation embodying the concept of the Fourth Estate (Kaspi, 2004) . With the growth of cyberspace, the idea of the Fourth Estate is devalued in a media context favoring self-expression (Fichte, 2007) . The question of « me » has interested philosophers throughout history. It occupies a central place especially in German philosophy, that addressed this issue nearly two centuries ago, beginning with Kant (1835), who considers the « me » as the center of the universe, with Fichte and Schelling, who left the Kantian duality stating, firstly, the existence of the thing in itself and, secondly, the existence of the human mind as a generator of truths and phenomena. Both philosophers show, in their own way, the Kantian postulate, check its mysteries, redefine it according to their own philosophical vision. And in these visions, it appears that "to think me, is to think of liberty" (Goddard, 2000: 3) . In today’s society, media is omnipresent. The Y generation is interconnected; smart phones and the internet are glued to its hands. As technology has massively evolved in the last twenty years, society has followed its path. Something considered a luxury, is in today’s society
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