Sobre o livro
«A revolutionary age is an age of action; ours is the age of advertisement and publicity. Nothing ever happens but there is immediate publicity everywhere.»
From The Present Age
In The Present Age (1846), Søren Kierkegaard analyzes the philosophical implications of a society dominated by the mass-media. What makes the essay so remarkable is the way it seems to speak directly to our time - i.e. the Information Age - where life is dominated by mere information not true knowledge.
Kierkegaard even goes so far as to say that advertising and publicity almost immediately co-opts and suppresses revolutionary actions/thoughts.
The Present Age is essential reading for anyone who wishes to better understand the modern world.
Hubert L. Dreyfus, University of California, Berkeley