The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality / Edition 1

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Overview

As we begin to move in and out of a computer-generated world, Michael Heim asks, how will the way we perceive our world change? With a warm-hearted, cool-headed meditation on computer technology, Heim opens a window on a fascinating cosmos that promises--or threatens--to become everyday life in the 21st century.

An engaging look into the past, present, and future of our computer-generated world. With the advent of virtual reality changing the whole context in which our knowledge and awareness of life are rooted, Heim opens a window on a fascinating world that will become an integral part of everyday life in the 21st century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195092585
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author: Michael Heim is a freelance philosophy teacher living in Long Beach, California.

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Table of Contents

1 Infomania 3
2 Logic and Intuition 13
3 Hypertext Heaven 29
4 Thought Processing 41
5 Heidegger and McLuhan: The Computer as Component 55
6 From Interface to Cyberspace 73
7 The Erotic Ontology of Cyberspace 83
8 The Essence of VR 109
9 Virtual-Reality Check 129
10 The Electronic Cafe Lecture 139
Useful Vocabulary for the Metaphysics of Virtual Reality 147
Selected Readings 163
Index 173
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