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Title: Face-to-Face or Facebook: Are Virtual Media a Threat to Close Friendship?
Authors: Davis, Lauren
Advisors: Nehamas, Alexander
Contributors: Johnston, Mark
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2015
Abstract: Are the cognitive, emotional and ethical features of close friendship—a relationship central to human flourishing—negatively affected by our increasing use of virtual forms of communication? I assess this question by discussing ancient philosophical arguments about technological change and contemporary psychological and neuroscientific accounts of empathy and attention.
Extent: 63 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2017

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