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Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM By Jan Westerhoff

Is matter real Are persons real Is time real This Very Short Introduction discusses what, if anything, is real by looking at a variety of arguments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive science Jan Westerhoff shows that the question what is real is not some esoteric puzzle that only philosophers ponder Scientists also ask this question when they investigate wheIs matter real Are persons real Is time real This Very Short Introduction discusses what, if anything, is real by looking at a variety of arguments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive science Jan Westerhoff shows that the question what is real is not some esoteric puzzle that only philosophers ponder Scientists also ask this question when they investigate whether candidates for the fundamental constituents of matter are actually out there or just a mere abstraction from a successful theory and cognitive scientists ask it when trying to find out which set of the bewildering array of data processed by our brain could constitute the basis for the self.
  • Title: Reality: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Jan Westerhoff
  • ISBN: 9780199594412
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback

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ياسمين ثابت Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
من يمكنه أن يثبت حقيقة ذاته او وجودهمن يمكنه ان يوقن مئة بالمئة انه ليس احد شخصيات حلم في عقل احدهمكتاب ممتع للغاية انهيته دون ان اشعر
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Eslam Gamal Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
باعتقادى الفلسفة من امتع الكتب والعلوم اللى ممكن تقرا فيها الكتاب ممتع جدا رحلة قصيرة مربكة تجعلك تفكر هل انت حقيقى وهل والكون من حولك كذلك
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Nour AlHaj Yehia Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
كدت أفقد فكرة الكاتب في الفصل الثاني وأتوقف قليلا أو أكف عن القراءة، ولكني كنت مصرّة على معرفة هدف الكاتب الذكيّ بالضرورة والواسع الاطلاع من كتابة هذا الكتاب، فعدت إلى المسار الذي كنت أمشي معه عليه في البداية.الكتاب رائع، هو الكتاب الأول الذي أقرؤه من هذا النوع والذي يحمل ال [...]
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محمود أغيورلي Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
مقتطفات من كتاب الحقيقة للكاتب يان فيسترهوف-------------------لك تظن في مكانك هذا (ربما في متجر الكتب أو في المكتبة أو في منزلك)، بينما تقرأ هذه الصفحة، أن هذا الكتاب والورق المطبوع عليه والأحرف المطبوعة على الصفحة كلها حقيقية، ولعلك تظن أنك لا تحلم بأنك تمسك بهذا الكتاب وتقرأ هذه ال [...]
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Jose Moa Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
This is a great little book,more about philosofy than physics.Is a book that opens the mind to the most bizarre interpretations of reality.Thebook has four chapters.The first: Dreams and simulations,here exposes all of the possibilities in the relation of us with the reality : solipism ,antisolipism,several levels of dream,are we simulated virtually by a computer,are we dreamed by other and at the same time the other is dreamed by us as in the examples of the tale by Borges ,The Circular Ruins,o [...]
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Tim Pendry Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
Another 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 guises.Analytical 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 fro [...]
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Bojan Tunguz Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
Oftentimes 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 quickly encounter situations where “reality” has to have a very p [...]
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Andrew Langridge Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
I 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 chapter headings on Dreams (Idealism), Matter, Persons and Time, which he introduces with some helpful points; but then moves frustratingly fast onto 'evidence' for realism from the natural sciences, without pausing to consider whether scientific ideas do not themselves presuppose some minimal conception of reality. For example, there i [...]
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شيماءطارق Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
ما الذي يجعلك متأكدا انك لست مجرد شخصية في حلم احدهم ؟ او انك مجرد شخصية الكترونية محاكاة تحت سيطرة شخص اخر حقيقي ؟ ما هي الاشياء الحقيقة بالنسبة لك؟ اهذه التي تلمسها ؟ كيف لك مثلا ان تلمس رقم ٢ او حرف الحاء ؟ ما هي ماهية النفس و اين تقع في جسدك بالضبط؟ هل الزمن حقيقي وما الذي ت [...]
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Safat Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
What 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.
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Petra Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
It was so good! So informative and written in such a fun way! Made me very excited, especially the chapter about time.
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Clifford Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
"A Very Short Introduction" and obviously not a complete discussion of the subject, but not a bad summary of the arguments in this complex field.
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الشناوي محمد اسماعيلجبر Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
قد تحلم يوما بأنك قد أصبحت فراشة، ثم تصحو من نومك وتدرك أنك كنت تحلم، فما الذي يجعلك واثقا الآن بأنك لست حلم في عقل فراشة نائمة، وأنك في الأصل فراشة؟ أو ما الذي يجعلك واثقا بأنك الآن لست حلما في منام شخص آخر؟ ما الذي يجعلك واثقا بأنك حقيقي؟هل المادة حقيقية؟ هل الأشخاص حقيقيون؟ [...]
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Ahmed Ezzeldien Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
أحب بشدة هذا النوع من الفلسفة والحقيقة والوعي دائماً ما يكونون مثيران للفكر والخيال تحدث المؤلف عن حقيقة الواقع عن الحلم والواقع عن المحاكاة وحقيقة المادة والأشخاص والزمن وبأسلوب جذاب وبنظريات تكاد تصل بكهرباء المخ إلى مستويات تهدد بالجنون :D وإن كان هناك أحد يتمتع بحب ا [...]
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عبد المعين السباعي Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
لقد استطاع جان وسترهوف إدخالي عالمَ الفلسفة أوّل مرّة!
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عامر Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
ان كنت تريد ان تقرأ هذا الكتاب فلا أنصحك بهذا لأن هذا الكتاب لايقرأ فقط ، بل يحتاج الى تأملاً و تفكيراً أكثر من بقيت الكتبالكتاب ليس سهلا ، بل هو من الكتب المرهقة و التي تجعلك تركز و تفكر في كل صفحة تمر عبرهايمكن تصنيفه على انه كتاب في فلسفة العلوم قدم الكاتب خمسة تعريفات للحقي [...]
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Steve Woods Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
I 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, written in the western philosophical style calls into question the three seemingly solid absolutes we are taught to cling to in our culture; and [...]
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Bob Anderson Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
An 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 questions 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 questions; 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 [...]
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Frank Spencer Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
This book provides discussions of the evidence for and against the reality of material objects, the self and time. Five definitions for criteria for being real are given: appearance for us (the Matrix definition), appearance for the group (1984 definition), things not made up (Johnson's definition), not depending on human perception (Apocalyptic definition), and being an irreducible factor (the Turtle definition). Discussions which would be most at home in Physics, Psychology and Philosophy book [...]
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Kyle Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
One common objection I have heard in my academic dabbling with digital literacy is that most readers prefer paper-bound print to digital text as it feels more like they are reading something. Reading this mind-altering trip to the other side of reality is almost a counterexample that is less than something and more than a nihilistic parlour trick. The five definitions for reality left me in a completely bewildered state, as if I had clicked through a score or two of hyperlinks, not really knowin [...]
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Shaun Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
Reality. Should it not seem obvious to start with your own experience, if you wish greater understanding of such a thing? Admittedly, yes. However, new perspectives will continually offer new insight. This book provided that for me, new angles to look within. Organized effectively, written by a knowledgeable and qualified individual, this book was presented in a readable, flowing manner. While it may not appeal to all, especially those expecting something bouncy, airy, or light, I believe it wil [...]
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Anthony Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
A very well crafted book introducing readers to the nature of reality that many may take for granted. The book is subdivided into sections on Matter, Persons, and Time. I think the author does a good job laying out the issues in each topic by giving out the historical context and modern interpretations. While some books on this type can veer into tad too much mysticism and spirituality, the author of this book stays well within the bounds of rationality, scientific methods and sound logical argu [...]
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Helge Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
At times the conclusions that are drawn seem far fetched, but these are likely just omissions for the sake of brevity. It is a very short introduction after all. Other than that, there is a lot of ideas in there that are great fun to think about.Not recommended to: People with a need for solid ground under their feet.
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Mohamed Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
رغم إيماني المسبق بان الحقيقة مجرد وجهه نظر جذبني العنوان بحثا عن أجابة أكثر يقينية و إذا به يأخذني لعالم محاكي لعله من انتاج كمبيوتر عملاق او حضارة متقدمة صنعوا برنامجا محاكيا للعالم شبيه بالمزرعة السعيدة ونحن افراد اللعبة عاجزين تماما عن إدراك ما يحدث خارجها فى الكتاب لم [...]
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Bernie Gourley Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
If one has an inquisitive nature and finds oneself with a bit of time on one’s hands, one is likely to question 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? i.e. 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 there any hope of escaping whatever unreal [...]
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Akshay Narayanan Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
A very concise introduction to reality as the title explains. If you have wondered about the reality of anything be it the soul, matter or time, the book provides you with the tools to streamline your thought and explore the matter with more depth and clarity. It provides several definitions of what is real, some of which are very intuitive and the others quite deep and demonstrates the complexities of defining reality, let alone proving it. It then explores the reality of matter, or people and [...]
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Haya Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
أروع كتاب قرأتهُ في هذه السلسلة حتى الآن.
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Mahfuza Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
Makes you wonder whether this world is reality or not. Whether past, present and future is real and whether you actually exist or your brain is controlled by a machine
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Anthony Nov 20, 2018 - 07:29 AM
my school has a lot of theseey seem a little pseud-y but maybe i'm a pseud. i like them. this one was good. if you've had some kind of big deal existential crisis this'll probably answer some questions that pop up. i've thought about these things before i guess but not really in a systemic way. anyway my grip on consensus reality is more or less there now. i liked the first chapter, which answers the question of most interest (am i real and are my perceptions real?), a lot more than the others, [...]
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Reality: A Very Short Introduction By Jan Westerhoff Is matter real Are persons real Is time real This Very Short Introduction discusses what, if anything, is real by looking at a variety of arguments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive science Jan Westerhoff shows that the question what is real is not some esoteric puzzle that only philosophers ponder Scientists also ask this question when they investigate wheIs matter real Are persons real Is time real This Very Short Introduction discusses what, if anything, is real by looking at a variety of arguments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive science Jan Westerhoff shows that the question what is real is not some esoteric puzzle that only philosophers ponder Scientists also ask this question when they investigate whether candidates for the fundamental constituents of matter are actually out there or just a mere abstraction from a successful theory and cognitive scientists ask it when trying to find out which set of the bewildering array of data processed by our brain could constitute the basis for the self.

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