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RI: Virtual worlds and the problems of philosophy
Tue 25 Jan 2022 at 19:00 to 20:30  
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https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/

Basingstoke IVC Science and Climate Group invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "Virtual worlds and the problems of philosophy"

ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TALK.

Please register for the event via this link: 

https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2022/january/public-virtual-worlds-and-the-problems-of-philosophy

The RI will have the replay of the video available for 72 hours after the event for those of you that can’t make the date. It will also be uploaded to YouTube in the future.

This is a livestream event where the speakers and audience come together online. 

SUMMARY:

In the coming decades, the technology that enables virtual and augmented reality will improve beyond recognition. Can we live a meaningful life in a virtual reality?

Join world-renowned philosopher David J Chalmers and discover why virtual worlds are not second-class worlds. Using cutting-edge technology to provide invigorating new answers to age-old questions, David makes the radical argument that virtual reality is genuine reality.

In this talk David will draw on examples from pop culture, literature and film that help bring philosophical issues to life. This will be a mind-bending journey through virtual worlds, illuminating the nature of reality and our place within it.

This event is particularly suitable for ages 13+

SPEAKER:

David J Chalmers is a philosopher at New York University. Officially he is University Professor of Philosophy and Neural Science and co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness. He is also Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University and co-director of the PhilPapers Foundation.

David is interested in the philosophy of mind (especially consciousness) and the foundations of cognitive science, as well the philosophy of language, metaphysics and epistemology, and many other areas.

David's latest book, 'Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy' is availbale from Amazon and all good bookshops.

Contact Details:
The Royal Institution (promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science & Climate Group)