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Ghosts in the Machine: Do the Dead Live on in Facebook?
Of the many ways in which identity is constructed and performed online, few are as strongly ‘anchored’ to existing offline relationships as in online social networks like Facebook and Myspace. TheseExpand
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Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics
Peter van Inwagen once wrote that Galen Strawson’s conception of the self evoked in him such incredulity that he found it hard to believe Strawson himself believed his own claims. That gives one aExpand
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The problem of spontaneous goodness: from Kierkegaard to Løgstrup (via Zhuangzi and Eckhart)
Historically, Western philosophy has struggled to accommodate, or has simply denied, the moral value of spontaneous, non-reflective action. One important exception is in the work of K.E. Løgstrup,Expand
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Duties to the dead? Earnest imagination and remembrance
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Kierkegaard’s Mirrors: Interest, Self, and Moral Vision
What is it to see the world, other people, and imagined situations not just as morally compelling, but as making personal demands of us? What is it to experience stories as speaking to usExpand
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Kierkegaard's Mirrors: The Immediacy of Moral Vision
This paper explores Kierkegaard's recurrent use of mirrors as a metaphor for various aspects of moral imagination and vision. While a writer centrally concerned with issues of self‐examination,Expand
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Deletion as second death: the moral status of digital remains
  • P. Stokes
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Ethics and Information Technology
  • 1 December 2015
TLDR
In this paper, I build on previous work invoking a distinction between persons and selves to argue that SNS offer a particularly significant material instantiation of persons. Expand
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Is Narrative Identity Four-Dimensionalist?
The claim that selves are narratively constituted has attained considerable currency in both analytic and continental philosophy. However, a set of increasingly standard objections to narrativeExpand
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Philosophy Has Consequences!: Developing Metacognition and Active Learning in the Ethics Classroom
The importance of enchancing metacognition and encouraging active learning in philosophy teaching has been increasingly recognised in recent years. Yet traditional teaching methods have not alwaysExpand
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