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Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation, Application

Juliet Floyd and James E. Katz

Abstract

This book presents a wide range of thinking about how the discipline of philosophy has engaged and might in the future engage with the profound questions raised by rapidly shifting methods of communication. Although social media and telecommunications have dramatically altered the daily lives of people, and no technology has enjoyed the same rapid success as that of the mobile phone, the philosophical underpinnings and consequences of these changes have been insufficiently explored. Clustered in six sections, this book addresses major questions of interest to the thoughtful professional. Secti ... More

Keywords: technology, emergence, ontology, social media, computers, mind, communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190260743
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260743.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juliet Floyd, editor
Professor of Philosophy, Boston University

James E. Katz, editor
Feld Professor of Emerging Media, Boston University

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Introduction

Juliet Floyd and James E. Katz

24 Big Data and the Big “Conversation”

Interview with Professor Gary King

Coda

Juliet Floyd, James E. Katz, and Elizabeth A. Robinson

End Matter