Empathy the Self and Social Connection Discussion
EMPATHY, THE SELF, AND SOCIAL CONNECTION
Personal autonomy and the internet
The impact of digital forms of communication on social connection
Reading: Turkle (Conversation, One Chair, Two Chairs) https://e-edu.nbu.bg/pluginfile.php/849202/mod_res…
Questions: (1) How well do Turkle’s examples of the impact of digital communication reflect your own experience? Has she convinced you of the importance of her concerns about the social impact of the internet? Why or why not?
(2) Try to rebut Turkle’s central arguments in one of these three book sections. How do you recommend that society respond to the tensions Turkle discusses in this section?