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Shame on Social Media Platforms: An existentialist analysis

Ratto Vaquer, Lorenzo Maria (2023) Shame on Social Media Platforms: An existentialist analysis.

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Abstract:In recent years, the rapid growth of social media platforms has transformed the way people communicate and share information. While these platforms have numerous benefits, they have also given rise to new social and psychological challenges, especially for teenager. One such challenge is the experience of shame on social media, particularly on platforms like Instagram. Though an analysis of different philosophical accounts of shame (by Aristotle, Nietzsche, Scheler, and Sartre), this text highlights the necessity of creating a different conceptualization of this emotion when it happens on social media platforms. Existentialism is the starting point for this challenge, since of all the analysed accounts is the more suitable one for the goal of the text. But even this theoretical framework needs to be improved to properly account for shame on social media.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:08 philosophy
Programme:Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society MSc (60024)
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