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Spontaneity

  • Roxana Moroşanu
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Anthropology of Sustainability book series (PSAS)

Abstract

The concept of spontaneity as a mode of action and an approach to time is developed here. The ethnographic material focuses, specifically, on the ways in which digital media technologies are employed for immediately accomplishing momentary needs and desires. By drawing upon a reinterpretation of the Aristotelian concept of “practical truth” in British analytical philosophy, a theoretical framework for situating spontaneity is proposed. The ways in which achieving immediacy can contribute to extending one’s ethical imagination and the development of new forms of sociality are discussed.

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  • Roxana Moroşanu
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  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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