On Friendship Between Online Equals
2016 (English)In: Philosophy & Technology, ISSN 2210-5433, E-ISSN 2210-5441, Vol. 29, no 1, 21-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
There is an ongoing debate about the value of virtual friendship. In contrast to previous authorships, this paper argues that virtual friendship can have independent value. It is argued that within an Aristotelian framework, some friendships that are perhaps impossible offline can exist online, i.e., some offline unequals can be online equals and thus form online friendships of independent value.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands, 2016. Vol. 29, no 1, 21-34 p.
MMORPG, Philia, Social media, Virtual friendship
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-195360DOI: 10.1007/s13347-014-0183-6ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84975748603OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-195360DiVA: diva2:1044349
QC 201611032016-11-032016-11-032016-11-03Bibliographically approved