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Sheridan, T. B. (1999). Descartes, Heidegger, Gibson, and God: Toward an eclectic ontology of presence. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 8(5), 551–559. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1162/105474699566468
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1054-7460
BibTeX citation key: Sheridan1999
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Categories: General
Keywords: Immersion, Presence
Creators: Sheridan
Publisher: MIT Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Collection: Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments
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Abstract
"With regard to “presence” and “reality,” the philosophical perspectives of Heidegger and Gibson are commonly seen to be in opposition to those of Descartes. This paper questions the validity of these differences and suggests a framework that would seem to accommodate both perspectives, namely that of engineering estimation theory. In this same regard—and in view of our interest in virtual reality—an ultimate challenge is posed as an exercise: how to treat the “presence” and “reality” of God."
  
Notes
An attempt to combine conceptions of reality based on different ontologies (Descartes/Cartesian dualism and Heidegger/Gibson) by showing that estimation theory (used in control engineering) accommodates both views and provides a workable model for conceiving of reality and thus presence.
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