From the July/August, 2018 issue of Touchstone
literature Cyborgs in Hell? by Patrick B. Whalen

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Cyborgs in Hell?

Patrick B. Whalen on Virtual Reality versus Real Personality

In the Inferno, before Dante enters the hardened iron walls of the city of Dis, walls hardened much like the wills of the sinners punished within, he crosses the third circle of hell in a gloomy downpour. This is the part of hell reserved for those who committed various sins of incontinence. One could make a joke correlating physical incontinence with the downpour, but I think it is safe to say that Dante is here concerned with moral incontinence, which Thomas Aquinas describes as a failure to curb one's passion for things from wh . . .


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