The Internet

The Internet

A Philosophical Inquiry

eBook - 1999
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Taylor
& Francis Publishing

The Internet: A Philosophical Inquiry develops many of the themes Gordon Graham presented in his highly successful radio series, The Silicon Society. Exploring the tensions between the warnings of the Neo-Luddites and the bright optimism of the Technophiles, Graham offers the first concise and accessible exploration of the issues which arise as we enter further into the world of Cyberspace.
This original and fascinating study takes us to the heart of questions that none of us can afford to ignore: how does the Internet affect our concepts of identity, moral anarchy, censorship, community, democracy, virtual reality and imagination?
Free of jargon and full of stimulating ideas, this is essential reading for anyone wishing to think clearly and informatively about the complexities of our technological future.

Book News
Graham (moral philosophy, U. of Aberdeen) discusses the topic in eight probing chapters on: neo-Luddites vs. technophiles; the nature of the Internet (radically new and transformative or merely novel); assessing the value of technology (the Faustian bargain); the Internet as democracy, and as anarchy; policing the Internet; new communities; and the future of cyberspace. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
ISBN: 9780203174760
0203174763
9780203158395
0203158393
9780415197496
9780415197489
0415197481
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 179 pages)

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