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Volume 28 Issue 3 (July 1997), Pages 183-287

Cyborg Identities and the Relational Web: Recasting ‘Narrative Identity’ in Moral and Political Theory (pages 249-258)

Current debates surrounding liberalism and communitarianism, modernity and postmodernity, ethical theory and narrative ethics fail to account for shifting foundations of personal identity in an increasingly computer‐mediated era of human communication. This paper aims to examine some of the conceptual assumptions about identity and community which are being radically undermined by rapidly evolving information networks and are therefore in need of redefinition. Additionally, I argue for an expansion of the literary imagination to include virtual, coauthored fiction sites where exploration of personal identity will bear upon future ethical and political decision‐making.

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