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Foundations of Science

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 447–450 | Cite as

How Bridges and Walls Grow Out of Abstractions

  • Corey AntonEmail author
Commentary
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Abstract

This brief commentary on Yoni Van Den Eede’s rumination, “Concrete/Abstract,” explores residual conceptual ambiguities and raises questions about information technologies and the felt sense of primacy regarding selves and communities.

Keywords

Abstraction Abstracting Sociality Technology Alphabet 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of CommunicationsGrand Valley State UniversityAllendaleUSA

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