A Few Philosophical Remarks Regarding Levinas Face Ethics in Online Social Networking

Ioan Mircea TURCULET

Abstract


We live today in a world that depends on technology. The development of technology oblige us to find better ethics necessary to solve the new moral problems brought by the technology evolution. An example of such technologies are online social networking. These sites can be described as revolutionary technologies due to the fact that they have a huge political and social impact. As social impact of social networking sites grows so are the new ethical problems. The originality of this articles stands in the fact that is trying to prove that not all existent ethics can be applied to resolve new ethical problems brought by social networking. For example in online social networking Levinas Face Ethics cannot be applied because this ethics was made to described a real face-to-face meeting with the Other, not one intermediated by computers or avatars. To prove our point we construct arguments as sensitivity problem in Levinas ethics or the search of foundations of Levinas image ethics. We used arguments from mind philosophy to prove that Face can enter the virtual world as image, but Levinas image philosophy proves that image, photos, films or avatars have no moral statute.

How to cite: Turculet, I. M. (2017). A Few Philosophical Remarks Regarding Levinas Face Ethics in Online Social Networking. Postmodern Openings, 8(1), 15-31, http://dx.doi.org/10.18662/po/2017.0801.02


Keywords


Better Ethics, Hans Jonas, Face Ethics, Image, prospective ethics.

Full Text:

VIEW PDF |

References


Bauman, Z. (2000). Etica postmoderna. Timisoara: Amarcord.

Borges, J. L. (1988). Cartile si noaptea. Iasi: Junimea.

Clarck, A., & Chalmers, D. (2002). The extended Mind. Published in Analysis, 58,10-23, 1998. Reprinted in (P. Grim, ed) The Philosopher's Annual, vol XXI, 1998. Retrieved from: http://postcog.ucd.ie/files/TheExtendedMind.pdf, accessed March 2015

Culianu, I. P. (2003). Eros si magie in Renastere. 1484. Iasi: Polirom.

Grecu, G. (2007). Vulnerabilitatea etica. Emmanuel Levinas. Hermeneia. Revista de studii si cercetari hermeneutice, 7, 112-115.

Hill, D. (2011). The ethical dimensions of a new media age: a study in contemporary responsibility. Retrieved online: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/2223/1/Thesis_PDF.pdf

Jonas, H. (1984). The Imperative of Responsibility: In search of an Ethics for Technological Age. USA: Chicago University Press

Levinas, E. (1999). Totalitate si infinit. Iasi: Ed. Polirom.

Levinas, E. (2006). Altfel de a fi sau dincolo de esenta. Bucuresti: Humanitas.

Maxim, S.-T. (2014). Disruptive individuals and prospective ethics. Balkan Journal of Philosophy, 6(1), 65-68. doi: 10.5840/bjp2014619

Michelfelder, D. P. (2000). Our moral condition in cyberspace. Ethics and Information Technology, 2, 147-152.

Moor, J. H. (2005). Why we need better ethics for emerging technologies. Ethics and Information Technology, 7, 111-119. doi: 10.1007/s10676-006-0008-0

Platon, (1986). Republica. Bucuresti: Ed. Didactica si Pedagogica.

Staehler, T. (2010). Plato and Levinas. New York: Routledge.

Statista 2017 (2017). Most famous social network sites worldwide as of January 2017, ranked by number of active users. Retrieved from: https://www.statista.com/statistics/272014/global-social-networks-ranked-by-number-of-users

Tisseron, S. (2013). Lumea virtuala: avataruri si fantome. Bucuresti: Ed. Trei.

Vladutescu, G. (1980). Introducere in filosofia orientului antic. Bucuresti: Ed. Stiintifica si Enciclopedica.

Wess, A. (1996). On the priority of Ethics in the world of Levinas. Journal of Religious Ethics, 24(2), 261-284.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2017 Ioan Mircea TURCULET

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Copyright © POSTMODERN OPENINGS | A LUMEN Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal |

Journal covered in: Web of Sciences (WOS); EBSCO; ERIH+; Google Scholar; Index Copernicus; Ideas RePeC; Econpapers; Socionet; CEEOL; Ulrich ProQuest; Cabell, Journalseek; Scipio; Philpapers; SHERPA/RoMEO repositories; KVK; WorldCat; CrossRef; J-GATE