Digital Humanism: A Philosophy for 21st Century Digital Society
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About the Author
Christian Fuchs is one of the world's foremost expert on how to critically study and theorise the roles of social media, digital media and the Internet in society. His fields of research are critical theory, media sociology, communication theory, digital media and society, political economy of communication. He is the Chair Professor of Media Systems and Media Organisation at Paderborn University's Department of Media Studies and is the editor of the journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique.
Digital Humanism is the book we have been waiting for. Techno gurus, posthumanists, environmentalists, postcolonialists, post-structuralists will have you believe that humanist ethics is no longer relevant to the contemporary world. Yet, as this book demonstrates unflinchingly, never before has humanism been so relevant to the contemporary period. Humanism offers a philosophical and ethical reflection on the recklessness and havoc wrought by human choices and constitutes an attempt to formulate the conditions for a hospitable social world. Digital Humanism refuses to transform humans into machines and to think of machines as humans. This is why this book is such an important and timely intervention.--Eva Illouz, Director of Studies at EHESS, Paris