Journal of
Philosophy and Culture

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS AND PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST
  • Abbreviation: J. Philos. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0855-6660
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPC
  • Start Year: 2004
  • Published Articles: 41

Reality check: The possible detection of simulated environments through observation of selected physical phenomena

Benjamin B. Olshin
  • Benjamin B. Olshin
  • The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
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  •  Received: 01 May 2006
  •  Accepted: 31 May 2006
  •  Published: 30 June 2006

Abstract

And yet, and yet… Denying temporal succession, denying the self, denying the astronomical universe, are apparent desperations and secret consolations. Our destiny… is not frightful by being unreal; it is frightful because it is irreversible and iron-clad… The world, unfortunately, is real; I, unfortunately, am Borges.” — Jorge Luis Borges, “A New Refutation of Time”