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Author Dreyfus, Hubert L.

Title On the internet / Hubert L. Dreyfus
Edition Second edition
Published Abingdon : Routledge, 2009


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Description xii, 168 pages ; 20 cm
Series Thinking in action
Thinking in action.
Contents The hype about hyperlinks one -- How far is distance learning from education? -- Disembodied telepresence and the remoteness of the real -- Nihilism on the information highway : anonymity vs. commitment in the present age -- Virtual embodimenty : myths of meaning in second life
Summary "Can the internet solve the problem of mass education, and bring human beings to a new level of community? Drawing on a diverse array of thinkers from Plato to Kierkegaard, On the Internet agues that there is much in common between the disembodied, free floating web and Descartes' separation of mind and body. Dreyfus also shows how Kierkegaard's insights into the origins of a media-obsessed public anticipate the web surfer, blogger and chat room. Drawing on studies of the isolation experienced by many internet users and the insights of philosopher such as Descartes and Kierkegaard, Dreyfus shows how the internet's privatisation of experience ignores essential human capacities such as trust, moods, risk, shared local concerns and commitment."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 145-164
Subject Information technology -- Social aspects.
Internet -- Social aspects.
LC no. 2008020300
ISBN 9780415775168 (paperback: alk. paper)
0415775167 (paperback: alk. paper)