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The Virtual and the Real

Published Online: 06 Mar 2018
Page range: 309 - 352
Received: 06 May 2017
Accepted: 09 Feb 2017
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I 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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