David Chalmers: The Philosophy of Virtual Reality

David Chalmers: The Philosophy of Virtual Reality

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  1. Hello Mr Chalmers, what about consciousness BEING the running of a virtual reality, on a hardware that is, actually, the brain ? (this virtual reality being the modern expression of Kant's "phenomenal world"). What is fascinating to contemplate, is the idea that this virtual world's ontology could be slightly different from the real world ontology, and would include the existence of virtual entities like persons, qualia and will, and properties like consciousness, which would only exist in this virtual world, while in the "real" world ("noumenal" would say Kant) the only things that exist would be particles and forces ? Wouldn't it validate reductive materialism ? (under the "cognitive bias" form).

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