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Tiger Roholt’s Essay Featured on American Philosophical Association Blog

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Tiger Roholt’s essay, “Smartphones and Meaningfulness,” explores topics discussed in his recently published book, Distracted from Meaning: A Philosophy of Smartphones (Bloomsbury Academic, 2023). In the essay he explores the effects of smartphone-multitasking during potentially meaningful situations such as a college seminar. He makes the case that this distraction and its effects cannot be understood in means/end terms, in terms of performance cost. Instead, Roholt argues that smartphone multitasking should be understood in terms of interference with the active engagement that meaningful situations require.

Read the full essay here