Asymptotic Encounters: Love Freed from Itself

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:
Asymptotic Encounters: Love Freed             from Itself

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Various perspectives regarding the idea of high mobility have emerged; that is why two classifications of the movements were formulated—“macro-movements” and “micro-movements.” Despite this distinction, differentiating macro from micro is only “artificial” since there are not enough barometers to identify which is which. This means that without being able to comprehend “we” as a totality, it will also be impossible to discern the “I” or even the materialization of its existence. Predicaments related to “individuality,” “true self,” and “connection” will be resolved when the prior statement is perfected. The title of this chapter is by itself explanatory to what it depicts; that is, the notion of love being emancipated from its traditional conception. There is a shift from face-to-face encounter and nurturance to the formation of relationships or community through virtual reality.

Keywords: mobility; macro-movements; micro-movements; existence; individuality; true self; connection; love; virtual reality

Chapter.  7727 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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