Virtual Worlds as Philosophical Tools

How to Philosophize with a Digital Hammer

Authors: Gualeni, Stefano

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Who are we in simulated worlds? Will experiencing worlds that are not 'actual' change our ways of structuring thought? Can virtual worlds open up new possibilities to philosophize? Virtual Worlds as Philosophical Tools tries to answer these questions from a perspective that combines philosophy of technology with videogame design.

About the authors

Stefano Gualeni is a philosopher and videogame designer. He released his first commercial video game at the age of sixteen and gained a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Gualeni lectures and researches in game design, game studies, and the philosophy of technology at the Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Questions Concerning Digital Technology

    Gualeni, Stefano

    Pages 1-21

  • A Reflection on Metaphysical Thought and Its Technological “Overcoming”

    Gualeni, Stefano

    Pages 22-42

  • Worlds in the Age of Digital Simulation

    Gualeni, Stefano

    Pages 43-59

  • Thinking with Virtual Worlds

    Gualeni, Stefano

    Pages 60-79

  • Augmented Ontologies and a Challenge to Western Philosophy: Videogames and Simulations as Mediators of Human Thought and Experience

    Gualeni, Stefano

    Pages 80-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Virtual Worlds as Philosophical Tools
Book Subtitle
How to Philosophize with a Digital Hammer
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52178-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137521781
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52177-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 194
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