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Reality+ : Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy, Hardback Book

Reality+ : Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy Hardback

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In the coming decades, the technology that enables virtual and augmented reality will improve beyond recognition.

Within a century, world-renowned philosopher David J.

Chalmers predicts, we will have virtual worlds that are impossible to distinguish from non-virtual worlds.

But is virtual reality just escapism? In a highly original work of 'technophilosophy', Chalmers argues categorically, no: virtual reality is genuine reality.

Virtual worlds are not second-class worlds. We can live a meaningful life in virtual reality - and increasingly, we will. What is reality, anyway? How can we lead a good life? Is there a god? How do we know there's an external world - and how do we know we're not living in a computer simulation?

In Reality+, Chalmers conducts a grand tour of philosophy, using cutting-edge technology to provide invigorating new answers to age-old questions. Drawing on examples from pop culture, literature and film that help bring philosophical issues to life, Reality+ is a mind-bending journey through virtual worlds, illuminating the nature of reality and our place within it.

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