Toward another rhetoric: Web 2.0, Levinas, and taking responsibility for response ability

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Toward another rhetoric: Web 2.0, Levinas, and taking responsibility for response ability
Authors: Marc C. Santos [edit item]
Citation: Purdue University  : . 2009. United States, Indiana.
Publication type: Thesis
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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Toward another rhetoric: Web 2.0, Levinas, and taking responsibility for response ability is a publication by Marc C. Santos.


[edit] Abstract

This 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.

[edit] 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."

Research details

Topics: Epistemology [edit item]
Domains: Communications, Rhetoric [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Case [edit item]
Theories: "Levinas' theory" [edit item]
Research design: Case study [edit item]
Data source: Documents [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Cross-sectional [edit item]
Unit of analysis: Website [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia language: N/A [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"Or 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."

[edit] 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"


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AbstractThis 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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Collected data time dimensionCross-sectional +
CommentsWikipedia 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
ConclusionOr 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 locationUnited States, Indiana +
Data sourceDocuments +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Toward%2Banother%2Brhetoric%3A%2BWeb%2B2.0%2C%2BLevinas%2C%2Band%2Btaking%2Bresponsibility%2Bfor%2Bresponse%2Bability%22 +
Has authorMarc C. Santos +
Has domainCommunications + and Rhetoric +
Has topicEpistemology +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeThesis +
Published inPurdue University +
Research designCase study +
Research questionsThis dissertation explores the relationship between public considerations of the impact of contemporary dynamic technologies (Web 2.0) and the metaphysical ethics of Emmanuel Levinas.
Revid11,005 +
TheoriesLevinas' theory
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleToward another rhetoric: Web 2.0, Levinas, and taking responsibility for response ability
Unit of analysisWebsite +
Urlhttp://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=2056028761&Fmt=7&clientId=10306&RQT=309&VName=PQD +
Wikipedia coverageCase +
Wikipedia data extractionN/A +
Wikipedia languageN/A +
Wikipedia page typeN/A +
Year2009 +