Virtual Friends

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In a remarkable way the theme of friendship gained a central place in the so-called 'social virtual wordls' that are 'inhabited' by countless number of people. One may wonder to what extent these 'online practised friendship' have affected the nature of friendship and in what way the practices of virtual friendships are in line with their offline counterparts. In looking back at the main philosophical traditions on the theme of friendship (Aristotle, Montaigne, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Blanchot, Derrida), this article hints at an understanding of friendship in social virtual media.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAt være sig selv nærværende
EditorsJ. Garff, E. Rocca, P. Søltoft
PublisherKristeligt Dagblads Forlag
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-87-7467-045-2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2010

Bibliographical note

J. Garff, E. Rocca, P. Søltoft


  • Media ethics
  • social virtual worlds
  • friendship
  • online friendship


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