By Hubert L. Dreyfus
Can the net resolve the matter of mass schooling, and produce people to a brand new point of group? Drawing on a various array of thinkers from Plato to Kierkegaard, On the Internet argues that there's a lot in universal among the disembodied, unfastened floating internet and Descartes' separation of brain and physique. Hubert Dreyfus additionally indicates how Kierkegaard's insights into the origins of a media-obsessed public count on the internet surfer, blogger and chat room. Drawing on experiences of the isolation skilled via many web clients and the insights of thinker akin to Descartes and Kierkegaard, Dreyfus indicates how the internet's privatisation of expertise ignores crucial human capacities akin to belief, moods, probability, shared neighborhood issues and dedication.
The moment variation encompasses a fresh bankruptcy on ‘Second existence’ and is revised and updated throughout.