Epistemics of the Virtual by Johan F. Hoorn

By Johan F. Hoorn

Featuring a brand new thought of fiction, this paintings reports the confusion approximately perceived realism, metaphor, digital worlds and the likely visible contrast among what's actual and what's fake. the increase of latest media, new know-how, and inventive services calls for a brand new exam of what ‘real’ pals are, to what quantity clinical novelty is ‘true’, and even if on-line content material is in simple terms ‘figurative’. during this transdisciplinary concept the writer evaluates cognitive theories, philosophical dialogue, and subject matters in biology and physics, and areas those within the frameworks of computing device technological know-how and literary thought. The curiosity of the reader is always challenged on concerns of fact, fiction, and the shakiness of our trust platforms.

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There might also be a solution in slightly adapting the special theory of relativity (which concerns the speed of light) while leaving the general theory of relativity and quantum theory intact. ) of time. Avenues that are being explored to solve the quantum-relativity problem are to make quantum theory background independent, to take causality as the primary fundament while using twistor theory (where events are primary and their relations secondary), to use non-commutative geometry (AB ≠ BA), or apply so called Loop Quantum Gravity, where fields are described as lines, and space and time are a consequence of putting together quantum theory and general relativity on that basis.

As he died while being run over, I decided to take the empirical stance: Assume a systematic and test it with my own hands, eyes, logic, senses, and assume that we can predict cause and effect up to a certain extent. If the truck pulls up, you die. That’s the rule, no matter how you comment on it. 15 Is it all in our hands? If it is not just in our heads, how far then can we trust our hands? The assumption of a cognitive-empirical stance is that the more concrete something is, the higher the probability that it really exists.

We leave that to authorities such as priests (“Durga”) or scientists (“craniofacial duplication”). Figure 6. Craniofacial duplicate regarded as Hindu deity. (also see Box 4). Reversely, an event in the physical world may have such extraordinary elements that we are inclined not to belief it (Box 5). , Larry Hagman who played J. R. , 9/11). In sum, fiction-reality judgments are mainly concept-driven and culturally bound. They are global judgments of a categorical nature. Based on the religious, cultural, or scientific belief system that, with an appeal to authority, tells us what is true or false, we consequently decide that an observed entity is fiction or not.

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