Salle 2, Site Marcelin Berthelot
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Is Virtual Reality a special metaphysical category of reality, as David Chalmers claims? In this talk, I argue that this is not the most obvious way, and I oppose it with a (pseudo-)dualistic conception of VR, combining reality and fiction. To do this, I will draw on Walton's analysis of fictions and on Wollheim's conception of what it is to see-in a pictorial work. It seems that we can understand our interactions in virtual worlds not as a radical rupture, but as an extension of our usual ways of seeing object representations. The proposed conception taking its start in a logical analysis of the statements produced during our interactions in virtual worlds, it also relies on a formal background, based on an extension of first-order modal logic, which will be briefly evoked.


Manuel Rebuschi

AHP-PReST, Université de Lorraine