Advertisement

Virtual Existentialism

Meaning and Subjectivity in Virtual Worlds

  • Stefano Gualeni
  • Daniel Vella
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Stefano Gualeni, Daniel Vella
    Pages 25-64
  3. Stefano Gualeni, Daniel Vella
    Pages 65-75
  4. Stefano Gualeni, Daniel Vella
    Pages 77-88
  5. Stefano Gualeni, Daniel Vella
    Pages 89-97
  6. Stefano Gualeni, Daniel Vella
    Pages 99-110
  7. Stefano Gualeni, Daniel Vella
    Pages 111-120
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 121-123

About this book

Introduction

This book explores what it means to exist in virtual worlds. Chiefly drawing on the philosophical traditions of existentialism, it articulates the idea that — by means of our technical equipment and coordinated practices — human beings disclose contexts or worlds in which they can perceive, feel, act, and think. More specifically, this book discusses how virtual worlds allow human beings to take new perspectives on their values and beliefs, and explore previously unexperienced ways of being. Virtual Existentialism will be useful for scholars working in the fields of philosophy, anthropology, media studies, and digital game studies.

Keywords

virtual worlds subjectivity existentialism digital games projectuality

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefano Gualeni
    • 1
  • Daniel Vella
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Digital GamesUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta
  2. 2.Institute of Digital GamesUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38478-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-38477-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-38478-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site