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- July 31, 2019
- Don Hoffman, cog sci, and The Case Against Reality reviewed in Nature, July 31, 2019 (Book review)
The Case Against Reality. We’ve been using the wrong language to describe objective
reality, asserts [UCI] cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman. Teapots, trees and speeding
cars are not objects in space and time. They are instead akin to icons on a 3D computer
desktop — perceptions we need to take “seriously, but not literally”. … Is reality
virtual? It’s a question made even more interesting by this book.
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