Freedom in the Age of Social Media
Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy
Emerging and rapidly developing technologies have reconfigured and will continue to reconfigure social space. This reconfiguration of the social calls into question the aptitude of traditional ontologies, concepts and ways of thinking about a range of collective practices. For instance, the traditional distinction between the public and the private seems ill-suited for describing the scope and nature of text-based social media posts. This suggests that the closely related notion of freedom of speech may in turn be ill-suited for evaluating and regulating discourse on social media. This course will be an exploration of the difficult question of how we, collectively, want to think about free speech in an age of social media and the extent to which technological developments and the consequent emergence of new practices and forms of collectivity require us to revise traditional approaches to the politics of discourse.
College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)
Department: Philosophy (LPHI)
Campus: New York City (GV)
Course Format: Seminar (R)
Max Enrollment: 18
Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)
Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)
Seats Available: Yes
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