Ethical Issues of Humanities Education Through Digital Media

  • Alexander Aur Pelita Harapan University, Tangerang, Banten
Keywords: Humanities education, ontology of digital technology, digital culture, multidimensional of digital human being

Abstract

Humanities education - as a way for educators and students to develop dimensions of the human self to be more human - is facing a serious ethical challenge. The challenge in question is regarding the ontological status of digital media. The philosopher Martin Heidegger said that technology is the mode and moment of alētheia, that is, being reveals itself. Being reveals himself, that is the truth. When humans use technological tools, that is the moment and the way humans understand and embrace the truth. That's the technological ontology. Referring to the technological ontology, there are ethical problems faced by educators and students in the context of humanities learning through digital media. First, educators and students strive for an ontology of digital technology so that together with the use of digital technology, ethical truth and goodness reveal themselves. Second, educators and students open themselves to the truth and ethical virtues that reveal themselves during online humanities learning. Thus, educators and students remain ethical and human beings in the digital age.

Author Biography

Alexander Aur, Pelita Harapan University, Tangerang, Banten

Lecturer and Researcher at Pelita Harapan University, Tangerang, Banten

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Published
2021-04-24
How to Cite
Aur, A. (2021, April 24). Ethical Issues of Humanities Education Through Digital Media. Respons: Jurnal Etika Sosial, 25(02), 75-98. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.25170/respons.v25i02.2465
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