Movable Distance: Technology, Nearness and Farness

Introduction: Detours on the road to abolishing distance “The frank abolition of all distances brings no nearness… Everything gets lumped together into uniform distancelessness.” (Heidegger, 1971, pp. 165, 166) Heidegger’s remark seems to call attention to the fact that technology’s much celebrated victory over distance fails to deliver everything it promised. While technology might be […]

Is morality an emergent behavior?

I have been thinking about the question of what exactly is it that develops in moral development, and as a result I want to put forth some inconclusive thoughts. Cognitive structuralism’s approach to this question suggests that the answer is reason, that as people’s reasoning abilities develop, so do their morals. Piaget, for instance, mapped […]