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Chalmers, D. J. (2022). Reality+: Virtual worlds and the problems of philosophy. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 
Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard (6/21/22, 5:55 AM)   
Resource type: Book
Peer reviewed
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-393-63580-5
BibTeX citation key: Chalmers2022
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Categories: General
Keywords: Presence, Reality/Virtuality/Actuality
Creators: Chalmers
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (New York)
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Abstract
"Virtual reality is genuine reality; that's the central thesis of Reality+. In a highly original work of "technophilosophy," David J. Chalmers gives a compelling analysis of our technological future. He argues that virtual worlds are not second-class worlds, and that we can live a meaningful life in virtual reality. We may even be in a virtual world already.

Along the way, Chalmers conducts a grand tour of big ideas in philosophy and science. He uses virtual reality technology to offer a new perspective on long-established philosophical questions. How do we know that there's an external world? Is there a god? What is the nature of reality? What's the relation between mind and body? How can we lead a good life? All of these questions are illuminated or transformed by Chalmers' mind-bending analysis.

Studded with illustrations that bring philosophical issues to life, Reality+ is a major statement that will shape discussion of philosophy, science, and technology for years to come."


  
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