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Author Ess, Charles
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Netherlands
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2012
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Philosophy & psychology ♦ Theory of philosophy
Subject Keyword Personal identity ♦ Internet Studies ♦ Kant ♦ Phenomenology ♦ Embodiment ♦ Virtue ethics ♦ Augustine ♦ Descartes ♦ Original sin ♦ Modern technology ♦ Philosophy of Technology
Abstract This special issue fosters joint exploration of personal identity by both philosophers, on the one hand, and scholars and researchers in Internet Studies (IS), on the other. The summary of articles gathered here leads to a larger collective account of personal identity that highlights embodiment and thereby the continuities between online and offline senses and experiences of selfhood. I connect this collective account with other contemporary works at the intersections between philosophy and IS, such as on trust and virtual worlds, thereby entailing further questions and debates. I close by exploring how these collective insights illuminate larger themes regarding technology—specifically, the debate between a distinctively modern Augustinian–Cartesian account emphasizing control, liberation, and immortality by way of escape from the body, vs. more contemporary alternatives in feminist, environmental, and information philosophies that highlight autonomy through, rather than against, embodiment.
ISSN 22105433
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2012-07-31
Publisher Place Dordrecht
e-ISSN 22105441
Journal Philosophy & Technology
Volume Number 25
Issue Number 3
Page Count 10
Starting Page 275
Ending Page 284


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