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Feb 16

7 p.m. @ Waccamaw Higher Education Center

Online Friendship with Dylan Wittkower, Philosophy

We see an astonishing number of active Facebook users and an increasing number of
friendship relationships being conducted on Facebook. This presentation will examine
online friendship and explore what it can tell us about friendship in general. Referring to
Aristotle's division of kinds of friendship, and drawing on philosophies of life from Hume,
Schopenhauer, and Camus, Wittkower will try to make sense of why Facebook works
so well for so many, concentrating on those aspects of Facebook use most often
derided as meaningless: trivial status updates, posting photographs, playing games
and taking quizzes.

Contact Waccamaw Center, 843-349-6564 for additional information