Dominic Pettman

in Love and Other Technologies

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780823226689
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235407 | DOI:

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Serendipitous events or encounters happen as an aftermath of the connectivity of strands in perfect harmony and order around us. Those people we call “strangers” transpired our ways; some stay, others leave footprints while some persistently give meaning and direction to one's life. Nevertheless, our acquaintance with those “strangers” or any individual (termed here as “whateverbeing”) induces the base of the notion “coming community.” This kind of environment can have fellowship in the form of either personal or virtual. More often than not, people opt to make use of devices or mediums (i.e. technology) to facilitate communication, build and even tighten or maintain relationships. The multidimensional type of community is conceived outside or through technological advancement. Therefore, when people start to disregard the advantages of technology, their outlooks toward love and community are disrupted.

Keywords: strangers; whateverbeing; coming community; virtual; technology

Chapter.  5880 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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