Digital World Identities (PHIL 222.3)

Recent/Current Offerings

Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
PHIL 222 01 May 2018 William Buschert
 
PHIL 222 1 September 2017 William Buschert
 
PHIL 222 02 January 2017 William Buschert

Description

Most of us spend a significant portion of our lives immersed in digital worlds of one form or another, whether through social media, online gaming, or in virtual communities. Our identities and relationships have always reflected our wider social networks; how has life in the digital world changed how we think about these things? In this course we will seek to understand and evaluate digital worlds and how we inhabit them from a variety of philosophical perspectives. Topics to be discussed may include: Online identity (both individual and social), anonymity and accountability, digital citizenship, piracy and file sharing, cyberbullying, cybersex, hacking and ?hactivism?, and internet addiction. .

Prerequisite(s)

3 credit units PHIL courses or completion of 12 credit units at the university.

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