Vol. 40 No. 1 (2020): Patterns of Contemporary Nihilism

Living the trivial and immediacy in the digital territory

Mariano Ernesto Ure
Catholic University of Argentina

Published 2020-06-01


  • nihilism,
  • linguistic turn,
  • existence,
  • social media,
  • communication

How to Cite

Ure, M. E. (2020). Living the trivial and immediacy in the digital territory. Teoria. Rivista Di Filosofia, 40(1), 41–49. https://doi.org/10.4454/teoria.v40i1.86


In this paper we describe the main characteristics of the use of interactive technologies of communication, and we analyze them from the perspective of nihilism. In particular, we wonder if the abundance of trivial content immediately shared without filters, which promptly disappear, is an expression of a new form of nihilism, or if, on the contrary, it is the expression of an existential resistance of the subject to the threat of dissolution that comes from the indifference of others. This approach will allow us to discuss the type of existence of the contemporary subject that emerges from the fusion between the real world and the digital one and, also, to point out some patterns about the mediations that act in the configuration of his identity.