Helmuth Plessner and Virtual Worlds as Existential Complements



Extending and re-digesting Helmuth Plessner’s work in philosophical anthropology, this chapter frames human existence as inherently lacking a reliable grounding on which to anchor values and meaning. In relation to this understanding of human existence, it focuses on technologies in general—and virtual worlds in particular—as existential tools through which human beings strive to come to terms with the uncertainty and incompleteness that characterize their existence.


Plessner Philosophical anthropology Virtual worlds Technology 


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  1. 1.Institute of Digital GamesUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta

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