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Toward another rhetoric: Web 2.0, Levinas, and taking responsibility for response ability
Abstract This dissertation explores the relationshiThis dissertation explores the relationship between public considerations of the impact of contemporary dynamic technologies and the metaphysical ethics of Emmanuel Levinas. Both share an interest in interactivity, plurality, transience, and risk. This shared interest rejects the fundamental values of literacy and print identified by media theorists such as Walter J Ong, Eric Havelock, and Marshall {McLuhan--autonomy}, singularity, permanence, and security. The values of these mediums deeply impacted the development of Platonic Idealism and the Modern Enlightenment. My concluding argument suggests that, in the wake of these new mediums, the discipline of rhetoric and composition, in addition to the entire research University that houses it, should pay attention to how digital communities such as Wikipedia balance the Modern desire for ontological knowledge alongside the postmodern and digital emphasis on ethics. Such a balancing suggests that the primary values of literacy and print, and the institutions they helped to engender, are not ideally suited for a digital world.re not ideally suited for a digital world.
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Comments Wikipedia does hold up a mirror to ourselves, plural. But Wikipedia, in the interactive, transient, and risky spirit of Web 2.0, echoes Levinas’s call for responsibility and hospitality
Conclusion Or we could turn to face audiences, to worOr we could turn to face audiences, to work with them. Scott is right, Wikipedia does hold up a mirror to ourselves, plural. He is right, as well, that the mandate to BEBOLD likely causes agonism to intensify into antagonism. But Wikipedia, in the interactive, transient, and risky spirit of Web 2.0, echoes Levinas’s call for responsibility and hospitality, and accompanies the mirror’s visible reflection with an audible plea: SOFIXIT. reflection with an audible plea: SOFIXIT.
Conference location United States, Indiana +
Data source Documents  +
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Has author Marc C. Santos +
Has domain Communications + , Rhetoric +
Has topic Epistemology +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Thesis  +
Published in Purdue University +
Research design Case study  +
Research questions This dissertation explores the relationship between public considerations of the impact of contemporary dynamic technologies (Web 2.0) and the metaphysical ethics of Emmanuel Levinas.
Revid 11,005  +
Theories Levinas' theory
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Toward another rhetoric: Web 2.0, Levinas, and taking responsibility for response ability
Unit of analysis Website  +
Url http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=2056028761&Fmt=7&clientId=10306&RQT=309&VName=PQD  +
Wikipedia coverage Case  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
Wikipedia language N/A  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2009  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:31:56  +
Categories Epistemology  + , Communications  + , Rhetoric  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:00  +
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