Continuing our #VSI25 celebration of 26 years of the 'Very Short Introduction' series, for February we're exploring dreams and simulations and giving you free access to the first chapter of Jan Westerhoff's 'Reality: A Very Short Introduction'
How it works: For each featured title we provide free access to the first chapter as well as a reading guide with questions for thought and discussion, written by the author. Over the course of the month we will post additional content on our Facebook group around the featured title to help foster discussion. Read at your own pace, in a group or by yourself, and leave your comments and thoughts on Facebook.
Explore the philosophical concept of reality with the first chapter of 'Reality: A Very Short Introduction':
‘Dreams and simulations’ looks at states of consciousness and unconsciousness, brain stimulation, simulated reality, and being someone else's dream. Doubting reality of the world or ourselves leads to the conclusion that something or somebody is fundamentally real even if we are not...