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Gryaznova, E. V. Existential Status of Virtual Reality

Published in journal "Philosophy and Culture", 2012-12 , pages 35-43.

Resume: The article contains the analysis of the researchers’ points of view on ontological status of virtual reality. The author describes the three basic approaches viewing virtual reality as the for of reality, form of existence and the form of non-existence. As a result of a critical review, the author reveals the information concept of virtual reality viewing the latter as the main way of existence of information reality. The term ‘virtual-information reality’ is the main concept and the result of dialectic relation between the two forms of information existence — active and passive ones.

Keywords: philosophy, virtual, reality, existence, non-existence, information, virtuation, virtual, ideal, virtual information.

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