Justine Sacco, or Internet’s “HYPERTROPHIED SENSE OF JUSTICE”
INTERNET’S “HYPERTROPHIED SENSE OF JUSTICE”
A lot could be said about the excessive sense of virtue underlying our online collective conscience. For this, I draw upon The Online State of Nature, a thoughtful essay penned by Christian writer and humanities professor Alan Jacobs. According to Jacobs, we measure ourselves and our online achievements in terms of one specific virtue: justice.
We live in a society with a hypertrophied sense of justice and an atrophied sense of humility and charity, to put the matter in terms of the classic virtues…. And so, as we have come to focus our attention ever more on politics and the arts of public justice, we have increasingly defined our private, familial, and communal lives in similar terms.
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