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Read online On the Internet.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC On the Internet Drawing on a diverse array of thinkers from Plato to Kierkegaard em On the Internet em 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 em On the Internet em is essential reading for anyone on line and all those interested in our place in the e revolution by Hubert L. Dreyfus

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On the Internet
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Number of Pages:144
Category:Philosophy, Non fiction, Technology, Internet, Science, Artificial intelligence
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On the Internet, Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics, Being-In-The-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being in Time, Division I., Mind Over Machine: The Power of Human Intuition and Expertise in the Era of the Computer, What Computers Can't Do: A Critique of Artificial Reason, A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism, All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age, Retrieving Realism, What Computers Still Can't Do: A Critique of Artificial Reason, Husserl, Intentionality, and Cognitive Science
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