Why virtual friendship is no genuine friendship

@article{Frding2011WhyVF,
  title={Why virtual friendship is no genuine friendship},
  author={Barbro Fr{\"o}ding and Martin Peterson},
  journal={Ethics and Information Technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={201-207}
}
  • Barbro Fröding, Martin Peterson
  • Published in
    Ethics and Information…
    2011
  • Sociology
  • Based on a modern reading of Aristotle’s theory of friendship, we argue that virtual friendship does not qualify as genuine friendship. By ‘virtual friendship’ we mean the type of friendship that exists on the internet, and seldom or never is combined with real life interaction. A ‘traditional friendship’ is, in contrast, the type of friendship that involves substantial real life interaction, and we claim that only this type can merit the label ‘genuine friendship’ and thus qualify as morally… CONTINUE READING

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