On the Internet

On the Internet

by Hurbert L Dreyfus, Hurbert L. Dreyfus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415228069

ISBN-13: 9780415228060

Pub. Date: 05/23/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Drawing on a diverse array of thinkers from Plato to Kierkegaard, On the Internet is one of the first books to bring philosophical insight to the debate on how far the internet can and cannot take us.
Dreyfus shows us the roots of the disembodied, free floating web surfer in Descartes'separation of mind and body, and how Kierkegaard's insights into the

Overview

Drawing on a diverse array of thinkers from Plato to Kierkegaard, On the Internet is one of the first books to bring philosophical insight to the debate on how far the internet can and cannot take us.
Dreyfus shows us the roots of the disembodied, free floating web surfer in Descartes'separation of mind and body, and how Kierkegaard's insights into the birth of the modern reading public anticipate the news-hungry, but disinterested risk avoiding internet junkie. Drawing on recent studies of the isolation experienced by many internet users, Dreyfus shows how the internet's privatisation of experience ignores essential human capacities such as trust, moods, risk, shared local concerns and commitment. On the Internet is essential reading for anyone on line and all those interested in our place in the e-revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415228060
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/23/2001
Series:
Thinking in Action Series
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The hype about hyper-links; 2. How far is Distance-learning from Education?; 3. Disembodied presence and the remoteness of the real; 4. Nihilism on Line: Anonymity vs Commitment in the Present Age; Conclusion

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