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The Host in the Machine by Angela Thomas-Jones

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Conclusion

I know that absence might

make the heart grow fonder

or is it ‘out of sight’

out of mind’ I wonder1 – The Darkness

I actually consider it a cultural task not unworthy of a philosopher to present to the broadest possible public a certain intellectual opinion on and absorption in precisely the most superficial and everyday phenomena.2 – Georg Simmel

Absence is not necessarily a good or bad thing in a relationship. It is entirely dependent on the type of relationship – friend, colleague, work, home, school, Internet. There are all manner of relationships that humans have in a lifetime, with people and with things. Social networks present a layered relationship. They create and/or develop relationships between people within a ...

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