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Love and Other Technologies

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823226689.003.0002
Love and Other Technologies

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This portion indicates the salient terms and conceptual frameworks required for the integration of eros, technics, and communitas. Technology, on the one hand, is not only defined as any set produced by technical means, but also described as the language (verbal or gestural) that binds “strangers;” while on the other, love can be expressed in the context of sexual desires, unconditional affection, and universal devotion to make communities prosper. Consequently, it is inferred that love is a technical tool of the community; likewise, technology is the result of one's love to his/her community. “Lover's discourse” seems to become universal across various periods of time considering the imperfections entailed in the discussion of love such as the “illusion of autonomy,” interchangeability, and irreplaceability.

Keywords: technology; language; strangers; community; lover's discourse; illusion of autonomy; interchangeability; irreplaceability

Chapter.  10331 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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