## Die Rückkehr des Realen

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• We are witnessing a return of the real which philosophy seems illequipped to handle. I argue (1) that this return of the real must be read as a rejection of those philosophical tendencies which were prevalent in the past decades and which I call philosophies of mediation: They supplanted all references to something real by the sole reference to those processes in which reality was supposed to be given or shaped (in interpretations, linguistic structures, historical or social conditions, media…). The current urgency of the question of the realWe are witnessing a return of the real which philosophy seems illequipped to handle. I argue (1) that this return of the real must be read as a rejection of those philosophical tendencies which were prevalent in the past decades and which I call philosophies of mediation: They supplanted all references to something real by the sole reference to those processes in which reality was supposed to be given or shaped (in interpretations, linguistic structures, historical or social conditions, media…). The current urgency of the question of the real indicates that those philosophies have lost credibility. On the other hand (2), the contemporary attempts to resuscitate philosophical realism cannot be considered satisfactory either. It is curiously the real itself they fail to fully appreciate. All in all (3), the return of the real has to be interpreted as the effect of an event that has little to do with philosophy, namely the return of politics.

Author: Robert Hugo Ziegler urn:nbn:de:bvb:20-opus-217771 Journal article Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften (Philos., Psycho., Erziehungs- u. Gesell.-Wissensch.) / Institut für Philosophie German Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 2192-1482 0012-1045 2020 68 4 611 626 Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie (2020) 68:4, 611-626. https://doi.org/10.1515/dzph-2020-0040 https://doi.org/10.1515/dzph-2020-0040 1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 10 Philosophie / 100 Philosophie und Psychologie media; nature; politics; postmodernism; realism 2022/03/17 2020/11/14 Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. Deutsches Urheberrecht