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On Friendship Between Online Equals
Philosophy and History, KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, Philosophy.
2016 (English)In: Philosophy & Technology, ISSN 2210-5433, E-ISSN 2210-5441, Vol. 29, no 1, 21-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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Springer Netherlands, 2016. Vol. 29, no 1, 21-34 p.
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MMORPG, Philia, Social media, Virtual friendship
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-195360DOI: 10.1007/s13347-014-0183-6ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84975748603OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-195360DiVA: diva2:1044349
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Available from: 2016-11-03 Created: 2016-11-03 Last updated: 2016-11-03Bibliographically approved

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