La création d'un nouvel espace social
Internet et la documentalité / Internet comme documentalité
The opposition between “in real life” an “in virtual life” is often used of, in order to distinguish between two parts of the world. We are supposed to live a virtual life on the Internet, behind the lightened screen of our computer, while we are supposed to live a real life in the real world. I claim that the Internet is not a virtual world, and that it is a part of the actual world for there are causal links between the Internet and the so-called real world. According to David Lewis, worlds that are causally linked to each other cannot be different worlds. The only way to conceive of the Internet as a part of the actual world is to adopt Maurizio Ferraris’ hypothesis about documentality because, under such a hypothesis, what one writes has a causal power.
Pariente-Butterlin, I. (2014). La création d'un nouvel espace social: Internet et la documentalité / Internet comme documentalité. Rivista di estetica 57, pp. 87-99.
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