On the Internet

On the Internet Drawing on a diverse array of thinkers from Plato to Kierkegaard On the Internet is one of the first books to bring philosophical insight to the debate on how far the internet can and cannot take us

  • Title: On the Internet
  • Author: Hubert L. Dreyfus
  • ISBN: 9780415228077
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Paperback
  • Drawing on a diverse array of thinkers from Plato to Kierkegaard, On the Internet is one of the first books to bring philosophical insight to the debate on how far the internet can and cannot take us.Dreyfus shows us the roots of the disembodied, free floating web surfer in Descartes separation of mind and body, and how Kierkegaard s insights into the birth of the modernDrawing on a diverse array of thinkers from Plato to Kierkegaard, On the Internet is one of the first books to bring philosophical insight to the debate on how far the internet can and cannot take us.Dreyfus shows us the roots of the disembodied, free floating web surfer in Descartes separation of mind and body, and how Kierkegaard s insights into the birth of the modern reading public anticipate the news hungry, but disinterested risk avoiding internet junkie Drawing on recent studies of the isolation experienced by many internet users, Dreyfus shows how the internet s privatisation of experience ignores essential human capacities such as trust, moods, risk, shared local concerns and commitment On the Internet is essential reading for anyone on line and all those interested in our place in the e revolution.

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    1. Hubert L. Dreyfus

      Hubert Lederer Dreyfus was professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where his interests include phenomenology, existentialism, the philosophy of psychology and literature, and the philosophical implications of artificial intelligence.

    445 thoughts on “On the Internet”

    1. Primary criticism Dreyfus rise against Internet is about commitment.Dreyfus raises four arguments.1. Library vs Hyperlink 2. Distance Learning vs Real learning3. Virtual presence as a Second life4. Committed Individual vs Anonymous spectator. To sum it up can I say consumption vs commitment (Not as appropriate though)Dreyfus splits information to two categories hierarchical useful information (Library model) versus the accessible information (Hyperlink model). 1. In a library the information we [...]


    2. The book is out of date already (as often books about new technological currents are) especially because it doesn't mention social networking, which now has come to dominate much of what we think of being online. The book is however still very insightful and contemporary because it focuses on themes that are fundamental to the ontology of the internet and our relationship to it. I was intrigued especially by the idea of reading his analysis on the internet because he's a well known Heidegger sch [...]


    3. کتاب خوبی بود. کمی بعضی جاهایش سنگین و دور از ذهن بود اما در کل به خوبی فلسفه ی اینترنت رو بیان کرده بود


    4. مطالب درست و جالبی رو با زبان سخت و اذیت کننده روایت کرده. برای اهالی نت و منتقدانش خواندنیست


    5. Part of the excellent 'Thinking in Action' series that brings together leading thinkers to bear their attention down on the complex issues of the day, this slim treatise on the internet is written by a leading Heidegger scholar ; thus, his viewpoint on the internet takes the power of its critique from Heidegger's analysis and concern with Being, and the investigation is thus a phenomenological analysis of how the internet molds, shapes and affects the human experience. This Heideggerian thrust i [...]


    6. This was recommended to me by Dennis Packard, a philosophy professor here at BYU. Having been like Rip Van Winkle during my three years in Russia, the book offered some well-written thoughts about many aspects of the internet. It gave me a foundation as I began the trip into social media. I'm almost sure that Elder David Bednar must have read this before he gave his talk "Things As They Really Are." See speechesu/downloadp/r an audio version of it. It was published last year in the Ensign. See:l [...]


    7. this book is not a Meditation on the Internet, rather it is a Collection of Four Criticisms on the Internet, most of which are biased and some empirically unsupported. First criticism is the oft-repeated adage that data on the internet are not arranged hierarchically like library catalogues and are not managed by knowledgeable experts, leading to information searches that are like 'finding a needle in a needle stack'. I feel the author fails to balance this chapter with information on the benefi [...]


    8. If technology followers have heard of philosopher Hubert Dreyfus, it's probably for his 1978 critique of symbolic artificial intelligence, What Computers Can't Do: The Limits of Artificial Intelligence, and the 1992 sequel, What Computers Still Can't Do. Though initially dismissed strongly by some in the AI community, Dreyfus's work eventually was seen to have a positive effect on AI research and the discourse surrounding it, and in fact directly influenced the directions some computer scientist [...]


    9. Finally finished this-- a great, easy to read yet insightful book about our use of the internet and the potential in the internet for aiding education. There is a very critical element here, but Dreyfus is not a Luddite. Even if you end up disagreeing with his arguments against the more optomistic statements about the internet's potential to better our lives, he at least gives the most thorough, intelligent, and informed critique of the internet that I know of. He writes from the perspective of [...]


    10. Excellent text discussing the implications of the Internet across social, educational, and philosophical grounds. Dreyfus makes a strong argument for the importance of embodied knowledge—an argument I've not seen in many texts specifically about the implications of the 'net, and certainly in none I've read about education and the 'net. He takes a Kirkegaardion approach to his philosophical argument that the Web adds complexity to, rather than resolves, dilemmas about quality of life and social [...]


    11. This is one of the best college books that I have read in a long time. It really depicts our nihilistic persona that we indulge ourselves in; the present age of anticipation, the disembodiment of the self, and the impact of the virtual world on our perception of reality and how we interact in/with reality. It's tough to read on your own, but if you're a grade-A intellectual, a deeper insight awaits on the completion of the book.


    12. Writing on the internet, Hubert Dreyfus delivers lucid phenomenological insight combined with well-researched, concrete evidence. Certainly one of the best, soundest books I have read about the internet.I especially appreciated his writing on distance learning and its limitations. That the higher levels of learning require the risks, meanings, and emotions that come with being physically present.


    13. Although brief, the book provides a very thoughtful examination of how life online may or may not enhance human existence. The second edition came out, though, before Google (et al) introduced its personalized search algorithm(s?). Additionally, I would have appreciated some commentary on issues of privacy and of targeted advertising, but those topics may have taken Dreyfus away from his examination of embodiment versus virtual reality.


    14. This was a very good book about the dangers of the internet. I recommend reading the most up to date version, however. I read a slightly older version first. The author qualifies some of his stances in the later edition. I think you might say that he's a little more accepting of the internet in the most recent edition of the book.


    15. A bit dated book about the philosophical implications about the information super highway, but Dreyfus does bring up some interesting points about the internet and the issues that occur around being anonymous online, distance learning, and hyperlinks over the library.Solid book.


    16. this book gives me the negative impact of internet. on the internet we lose our embodiment aspect and the unconditional commitment.good book.i read it many-many times because i write my small thesis in philosophy from this book.


    17. Originally written in 1999 and updated ten years later, Dreyfus brings the his estimable gifts as a philosopher to bear on questions about the hype and hope of the Internet age. His analysis is incisive (if a bit pessimistic) and perhaps the greatest feature of this book is its accessibility.


    18. Fascinating insights. Don't agree with some of the implications. Applying Heidegger to the current internet is interesting. I'm less impressed with Social Life.


    19. کتاب را که میخواندم اینترنت را به مثابه تصویری از ذهن تصور میکردم ان هم نه لزوما ذهن خودم بلکه ذهن انباشته خودم و دیگران



    20. Good ideas, but the wordiness reveals a lack of deep understanding for the medium. Worth a skim, not a read. Useful.



    21. very interesting view from a phenomenologist on how to compare the virtual and 'real' worlds by a long time critic of artificial intelligence.


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