The Threat of Human E-Mancipatio in Virtual Space Cover Image

O zagrożeniu e-mancypacją człowieka w przestrzeni wirtualnej
The Threat of Human E-Mancipatio in Virtual Space

Author(s): Sylwia Jaskuła
Subject(s): Culture and social structure
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: e-mancipatio;the humanities of the virtual space;subjectivity;cultural rights;the virtual space;

Summary/Abstract: The new sphere of human presence combining the elements of reality and virtual reality poses new opportunities for people in the 21st century, generating new desires, and new forms of risk. One of the threat areas in the virtual space is human e-mancipatio, which is depriving him of his rights (mancipatio) in the media world of information society. This situation raises the question about anthropology and humanistic condition of human activity in the virtual space. New facts of network civilization should not limit the humanities only to seek research tools that can be used in virtual space, but should aim to find, often in a symbolic sense, possible signs of human presence, the technological impact (both positive and negative) on society and culture, so that the usefulness of digital tools would not mean the elimination of the human factor. Replacement of the humanities with the reflection on the information technology of the learning process is a methodical inadequacy, that cannot eliminate questions about the completeness of humanity also in the virtual space.

  • Issue Year: 6/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 37-52
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish