The excessive reliance on the Internet can potentially result on dependence and in some cases addiction that can potentially have a negative impact on wellbeing. In this paper we shall collectively refer to the negative impacts of the Internet on wellbeing, as Internet Stress. Although wellbeing (or happiness, self-fulfilment, or the ancient Greek philosophical notion of eudaimonia) can have different meanings to different people, it may not be controversial to say that wellbeing is typically a key pursuit of human beings. This paper explores the phenomenon of Internet Stress and its possible amelioration if not solution, from two philosophical perspectives: from the East, a Daoist perspective and from the West, a Hellenistic perspective, and one that encompasses both Stoic and Epicurean philosophy.
|Title of host publication||Ambiguous Technologies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Philosophical Issues, Practical Solutions, Human Nature|
|Editors||Elizabeth A. Buchanan, Paul B. de Laat, Jenny Klucharich, Herman T. Tavani|
|Place of Publication||Lisbon|
|Publisher||The International Society of Ethics and Information Technology|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||Annual Conference of Computer Ethics and Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE 2013) - Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 01 Jul 2013 → 03 Jul 2013
|Conference||Annual Conference of Computer Ethics and Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE 2013)|
|Period||01/07/13 → 03/07/13|
Jin, H., & Spence, E. H. (2014). Internet stress and wellbeing: Daoist and Hellenistic reflections. In E. A. Buchanan, P. B. de Laat, J. Klucharich, & H. T. Tavani (Eds.), Ambiguous Technologies: Philosophical Issues, Practical Solutions, Human Nature (pp. 160-173). The International Society of Ethics and Information Technology.