The Value of Life in the Metaverse

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Dive into philosophical discussions surrounding the significance of life in the Metaverse on Thursdays from 5 – 6 PM beginning March 16th. With selected readings in Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy by David Chalmers, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, and Jorge Luis Borges’ Borges and I, attendees will discover what value we place on people and objects in digital spaces.


Week 1 (3/ 16): Introductions, Chalmers’ Reality+ –“Introduction,” and Plato’s Cave on VR

Week 2 (3/23): Plato’s Cave, Chapter 1 of Reality+, and Borges and I

Week 3 (3/30): Reality+ Chapters 17-18, and Part 5