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March 2019 Philosophy Book of the Month: Final Notice by Van Fleisher
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Well, after "memes" and "temes" we are experiencing period of "emes" - people get naked (sometimes literally) and begin to share their emotions via internet, believing others will respond and understand them or even replace the real people. I wonder if this Dreyfus guy noticed this.
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-- Updated August 6th, 2013, 7:51 pm to add the following --
"On the Internet" by Herbert L. Dreyfus: I just read all of chapter four in this book. I had previously read Kierkegaard's Philosophy, the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, as well as Gabriel Marcel and others. Chapter four gave me the enlightening experience of bringing the basic concepts from those philosophers together for me. ........ Chapter four -- Nihilism on the information highway; Anonymity vs. Commitment In the present age. ............ Kierkegaard's three life stages; The Esthetic - People who are always in quest of the interesting and in flight from the boring eventually find everything boring and are in despair. ........... The Ethical - People who are automatous and live in absolute freedom to make and unmake commitments do not have a firm identity and are for that reason in despair. ........... The Religious or unconditional commitment stage --- People with a firm identity but who are risking everything on their commitment that could crash.