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Author Graham, Gordon, 1949 July 15-

Title The Internet : a philosophical inquiry / Gordon Graham
Published New York : Routledge, 1999


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Description ix, 179 pages ; 21 cm
Contents 1. Neo-Luddites versus Technophiles -- 2. The radically new and the merely novel: how transformative is the Internet? -- 3. The Faustian bargain: assessing the value of technology -- 4. The Internet as democracy -- 5. The Internet as anarchy -- 6. Policing the Internet -- 7. New communities -- 8. Virtual reality: the future of cyberspace
Summary The Internet: A Philosophical Inquiry explores the tensions between the warnings of the Neo-Luddites and the bright optimism of the Technophiles, Graham offers the first concise and accessible exploration of the issues which arise as we enter further into the world of Cyberspace. This original and fascinating study takes us to the heart of questions that none of us can afford to ignore: how does the Internet affect our concepts of identity, moral anarchy, censorship, community, democracy, virtual reality and imagination? Free of jargon and full of stimulating ideas, this is essential reading for anyone wishing to think clearly and informatively about the complexities of our technological future
Analysis Internet (Computer network) -- Philosophy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Issuing Body Full bibliographic record available from Mason's Book Centre
Notes Print version record
Subject Internet -- Philosophy.
LC no. 99022325
ISBN 0415197481