Online: Emotions on the Internet
(Cambridge University Press, 2004)
Computers have changed not just the way we work but the way
Falling in and out of love, flirting, cheating, even having
sex online have all become part of the modern way of living
and loving. Yet we know very little about these new types
of relationship. How is an online affair where the two people
involved may never see or meet each other different from an
affair in the real world? Does online sex still involve cheating
on your partner? Why do people tell complete strangers their
most intimate secrets? What are the rules of engagement? Will
online affairs change the monogamous nature of romantic relationships?
These are just some of the questions Professor Aaron Ben Ze'ev,
distinguished writer and scholar, addresses in the first full
length study of love online. Accessible, shocking, entertaining,
enlightening, this book will change the way you look at cyberspace
and love forever.
'This clearly written and dryly witty book, though avowedly
a work of scholarship, is also packed with anecdotes and smart
quotes, and displays an evident empathy for its keyboard-clattering
'Love Online manages to present a fine
combination of engaging reading, comprehensive research and
stimulating philosophical debate.'
to enhance the higher pleasures of philosophy than with the
gratifications of voyeurism? Just such an occasion for compound
joys is afforded by Aaron Ben-Ze'ev's charming investigation
into internet affairs and their implications for the future
of love, sex and marriage.'
Philosophy in Review
The book Love Online explores the way computers have changed
how we love, and how we think about fidelity and sex. It's
fascinating stuff. Sydney Morning Herald.
Aaron Ben-Ze'ev writes in a very compassionate
manner and with wonderful sense of humor about romantic love
on the Internet and in his book presents many examples from