9780241320716

Reality+

Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy

David J. Chalmers


Format: Hardback
Published: January 2022

Price: $55.00

Condition: New

From one of our leading thinkers, a dazzling philosophical journey through virtual worlds

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.

Details
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780241320716
  • Published: January 2022
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Width (mm): 162
  • Height (mm): 240
  • Depth (mm): 37
  • Weight (g): 748

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