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One Bright Byte: Dōgen and the Re-embodiment of Digital Technologies

  • David Casacuberta
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Abstract

In this chapter, I argue that key functions of digital apps are based on a disembodied nature of our selves which is not compatible with our human nature. The solution is not just to redesign those digital apps—a proposal that blindly accepts the premises of technological determinism—but to reconsider the whole concept of what it means to be human. I give a brief sketch of the practical philosophy and metaphysics of the thirteenth-century Japanese philosopher Eihei Dōgen to present another view of what it means to be human, in order to conceptualize a re-embodied self in the World Wide Web.

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  • David Casacuberta
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  1. 1.Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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