Miguel Ángel Benítez Rando
Having completed an MA in philosophy and an MA in secondary education at the University of Málaga (Spain), Miguel Ángel Benítez Rando teaches philosophy in secondary education at the University of Málaga and works as secretary and editor at RAPHIS: Journal of Anthropology and Philosophy the Sacred. He is interested in the anthropological study of communication media and photography and has participated in the Congress of the Hispanic Society of Philosophical Anthropology (SHAF). He is currently studying for a PhD in Advertising and Public Relations in the Inter-university Program in Communication (formed of the University of Cádiz, the University of Huelva, the University of Málaga and the University of Seville).
Articles of Miguel Ángel Benítez Rando
Libertad y poshistoria en la filosofía de la fotografie de Vilém Flusser
The object of this research is to trace Flusser’s thoughts on freedom and history as they appear in his philosophy of photography. The investigation focusses on the function of the author of the photograph in relation to apparatuses and programs. It extends, as I will try to show, to the activity of the spectator and of everyone who interacts with images. I follow Flusser’s methodology, which is to relate the philosophy of photography to the theory of games. And that's why I speak about the player, the toy and the game involved in photography. I think Flusser's main inspiration was Wittgenstein of the Tractactus and his theory of the emancipation of meaning from truth or factual falsity. Here I find the ontological key to his philosophy of photography as a philosophy of freedom.