The Virtual and the Real

The Virtual and the Real AbstractI argue that virtual reality is a sort of genuine reality. In particular, I argue for virtual digitalism, on which virtual objects are real digital objects, and against virtual fictionalism, on which virtual objects are fictional objects. I also argue that perception in virtual reality need not be illusory, and that life in virtual worlds can have roughly the same sort of value as life in non-virtual worlds. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Disputatio de Gruyter

The Virtual and the Real

Disputatio , Volume 9 (46): 44 – Nov 27, 2017

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de Gruyter
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10.1515/disp-2017-0009
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AbstractI argue that virtual reality is a sort of genuine reality. In particular, I argue for virtual digitalism, on which virtual objects are real digital objects, and against virtual fictionalism, on which virtual objects are fictional objects. I also argue that perception in virtual reality need not be illusory, and that life in virtual worlds can have roughly the same sort of value as life in non-virtual worlds.

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Disputatiode Gruyter

Published: Nov 27, 2017

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