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Google Me: One-Click Democracy

Barbara Cassin

Abstract

In this witty and openly polemical critique of Google, Barbara Cassin looks at Google’s claims to organize knowledge, and its alleged ethical basis, through a reading of its two founding principles: “Our mission is to organize the world’s information” and “Don’t be evil”. Cassin is a formidable Hellenist by training, and in Google-Me she uses her profound knowledge of Greek culture, philology and philosophy (and of the history of philosophy more broadly) to challenge the basis on which Google makes its claims and the manner in which it carries out its operations. The perspective it presents on ... More

Keywords: culture, democracy, digital library, Google, knowledge-based society, organon/organize, universalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823278060
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823278060.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Cassin, author
CNRS - Centre Nationnal de la Recherche Scientifique