This book considers how social justice and authentic freedom of speech could be better tackled through hypertextual writing. Unilinear writing produces an artificial understanding of justice, freedom of speech and hermeneutics. In contrast, hypertextual writing promises an optimistic future which involves less judgment, more empathy and the embracing of difference, so vital in our post-truth culture. The author argues that hypertextual writing is set to have a marked impact on fields like jurisprudence, social sciences and education. Rethinking Ethics Through Hypertext reconciles traditional theories of ethics by re-framing them through hypertextual techniques, bringing together contrasting and contradictory ethical views. It presents compelling insights for scholars of moral philosophy, social justice, hermeneutics and education.
Discourse ethics, as a meta-text, has provided the means to judge whether particularistic desires and interests are morally right or wrong, says Garcia, and he explores the shortcomings of such a mode of unilinearity and its effects on discourse ethics in particular, arguing that it may not be effective enough for an exhaustive expressability. As an alternative, he introduces hypertext writing, what he calls Multiplicity of Discursive Paths, that gives individuals a better emancipatory expressability-uncastigated by the chronology of a rigid method of expression-so much needed in a post-truth culture. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution. -- Annotation (c)2019 * (protoview.com) *