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Reality A Very Short Introduction Book Å Paperback Jan Christoph Westerhoff Very Short PDF ☆ is a philosopher and orientalist with specific interests in metaphysics and the philosophy of language He was educated at Trinity College Cambridge and SOAS At present he is a University Lecturer in Religious Ethics at the University of Oxford a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and a Research Associate at SOAS He was previously a Research Fellow in Philosophy at the City.

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  • Jose Moa

    Reality A Very Short Introduction Book Å Paperback Reality A Very Short IntroductionThis is a great little book about philosofy than physicsIs a book that opens the mind to the most bizarre interpretations of realityThebook has four chaptersThe first Dreams and simulationshere exposes all of the possibilities in the relation of us with the reality solipism antisolipismseveral levels of dreamare we simulated virtually by a computer


  • Tim Pendry

    Reality A Very Short Introduction Book Å Paperback Reality A Very Short IntroductionAnother short introduction from the Oxford University Press series In this case we have an analytical philosopher with a good understanding of the latest developments in the sciences of matter and mind explore the meaning of reality in a number of guisesAnalytical philosophy can appear to be an elaborate language game This in itself may have little relationship to reality so it is to the credit of Westerhoff that he makes every effort to take us through variant definitions of reality from different perspectivesWhat is clear is that like love or so many other general terms what we mean by reality is highly situational Debates on issues of reality can becom


  • Bernie Gourley

    Reality A Very Short Introduction Book Å Paperback Reality A Very Short IntroductionIf one has an inuisitive nature and finds oneself with a bit of time on one’s hands one is likely to uestion reality eventually What is reality? What does it mean to be real? Yeah just like Morpheus’s “How do you define ‘real?’” How could we know if we weren’t in the reality we think we are? Does it matter? ie If we aren’t in the reality we think we are do we have any other choice than to behave as if we are—in other words is the


  • Bojan Tunguz

    Reality A Very Short Introduction Book Å Paperback Reality A Very Short IntroductionOftentimes the simplest ideas and concepts are the ones that are hardest to understand This is certainly true with the concept of “reality” In our everyday lives we take it for granted and even in most professional and scientific contexts this is an almost entirely unproblematic term However when we push against the frontiers of our knowledge as is the case in many subfields of physics psychology and philosophy we uickly encounter situations where “reality” has to have a very precise technical meaning if we want to understand some of the most fundamental phenomena of the world that we live in “Reality A Very Short Introduction” tackles many such exceptionally tricky consideration and brings the ideas from


  • Andrew Langridge

    Reality A Very Short Introduction Book Å Paperback Reality A Very Short IntroductionI came to this book expecting to find an outline of the philosophical debate between realists and anti realists but ended up rather disappointed The author has ch


  • Safat

    Reality A Very Short Introduction Book Å Paperback Reality A Very Short IntroductionWhat seems obvious is almost always not so obvious when scrutinized carefully Our day to day conception of reality is falsifyable both on scientific and philosophical ground This book does a nice job expounding the arguments that makes the 'real' a little hazy and less real The writing style seemeda bit pedantic to me that could have been better


  • Petra

    Reality A Very Short Introduction Book Å Paperback Reality A Very Short IntroductionIt was so good So informative and written in such a fun way Made me very excited especially the chapter about time


  • Clifford

    Reality A Very Short Introduction Book Å Paperback Reality A Very Short IntroductionA Very Short Introduction and obviously not a complete discussion of the subject but not a bad summary of the arguments in this complex field


  • Steve Woods

    Reality A Very Short Introduction Book Å Paperback Reality A Very Short IntroductionI remember this excellent series from the time in College when I tried to wade my way through them Always clear but simultaneously challenging A great way to get a simple in to something that interests After 7 years of Buddhist practice the issue of what's real is of course central The answer seems to be everything and nothing This little book w


  • Bob Anderson

    Reality A Very Short Introduction Book Å Paperback Reality A Very Short IntroductionAn excellent entry in this series both challenging and supremely engaging The book wastes no time with historical context only giving what is necessary to understand the staying power of the uestions it asks How do we define real and using these definitions are matter minds and time real? That’s it The book is a knife applied to these uestions; I found the most convincing argument to be the argument that the mind is an artificial thing summoned up onto the physical substrate but I already lean towards that point of view silly as it seems for a collection of animate matter to type out these words with that ‘in mind’ so to speak Westerhoff after a lively introduction on the “are well in a Matrix?” uestion of reality gives five example definitions of ‘the real’ Matrix Real is what appears to us1984 Real is what appears to most peopleSamue