Towards a Phenomenology of Technologically Mediated Moral Change: Or, What Could Mark Zuckerberg Learn from Caregivers in the Southern Netherlands?

T. Sharon*

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Kamphof offers an illuminating depiction of the technological mediation of morality. Her case serves as the basis for a plea for modesty up and against the somewhat heroic conceptualizations of techno-moral change to date—less logos, less autos, more practice, more relationality. Rather than a displacement of these conceptualizations, I question whether Kamphof’s art of living offers only a different perspective: in scale (as a micro-event of techno-moral change), and in unit of analysis (as an art of living oriented to relations with others rather than the relation to the self). As a supplement and not an alternative, this modest art has nonetheless audacious implications for the ethics of surveillance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-428
Number of pages4
JournalFoundations of Science
Issue number2
Early online date16 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


  • Techno-moral change
  • Mediation
  • Surveillance
  • Privacy
  • Care
  • Social media

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