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On the Internet

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On the Internet by Hubert L Dreyfus
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This work is a clear discussion of the promises of the Internet. Can it really bring humanity to a new level of community and democracy and solve the problems of mass education? Hubert Dreyfus, a writer on philosophy and technology, brings a philosopher's eye to bear on an issue that affects us all. Drawing on a diverse array of thinkers including Descartes and Kierkegaard, Dreyfus draws parallels between the Internet and the birth of a media-obsessed public in the 18th century and the Enlightenment quest for a universal, abstract knowledge. He shows how the Internet ignores essential human capacities such as trust, moods, risk, shared local concerns and commitment. He also uses compelling examples from the experience of teaching to show what "interactive" education leaves out.

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
Release date NZ
May 21st, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
black & white tables
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
144
Dimensions
129x198x11
ISBN-13
9780415228077
Product ID
1680952

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