Bookcover of Adventures in the Matrix
Booktitle:

Adventures in the Matrix

Scholars' Press (2019-01-22 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-8-62794-4

ISBN-10:
6138627946
EAN:
9786138627944
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Simulation arguments that the universe and our experience of it may be computer simulations constructed by advanced civilisations (either alien or our human/posthuman descendants) have been the subject of widespread debate since Bostrom’s original philosophical formulation of the principal position in 2003. Since then the key elements of the argument – boosted by ‘The Matrix’ film and its sequels and spin-offs covering similar scenarios – have been discussed critically by philosophers, psychologists, literary critics and scientists, and there is now a large body of literature on the topic. The principal theme of this monograph is that this simulation literature offers immense potential for learning and teaching in a wide range of domains. After examining the main claims of the argument – and the key criticisms of simulation hypotheses – the implications of this debate in the spheres of ethics, epistemology and metaphysics are examined with a view to offering practical recommendations for potentially fruitful philosophical and educational discussion topics.
Publishing house:
Scholars' Press
Website:
http://www.scholars-press.com
By (author) :
Terry Hyland
Number of pages:
100
Published on:
2019-01-22
Stock:
Available
Category:
Philosophy
Price:
59.90 €
Keywords:
Simulation arguments, Virtual Reality, Consciousness, Philosophy, Education

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