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INTRODUCTION: ENTERING A WORLD OF EPISTEMOLOGY-LITE We are at a crossroads in America today in determining the extent to which we nourish our public discourse on the bounty of information available on the Internet or the Internet feeds on us. The accelerated decline of traditional print media (1) is redefining forms of understanding that once obliged us to earn meaning about issues important to ourselves and our communities the old-fashioned way: by reading about them, substantively, from the printed page. Today, studies suggest, life online is propelling us (and particularly our young) into a world wags refer to as epistemology-lite where we may still make the effort to stay in the know but do so by skimming, not reading for depth, and routinely end our Web-based truth-seeking on any given topic, somewhat less than intrepidly, by clicking on the first few Google hits we come to. (2)

GENERE
Professionali e tecnici
PUBBLICATO
2009
22 settembre
LINGUA
EN
Inglese
PAGINE
25
EDITORE
Norman Mailer Society
DIMENSIONE
212.4
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