CfA: Summer School Reality +


Master in Philosophy

19 December 2022

Applications are now open for the 20233 Lugano Summer School on the topic of Augmented and Virtual Reality


The Summer School will be hosted by the Institute of Philosophy (ISFI) at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), – and will be held in Lugano, Switzerland, from June 9 to June 13, 2023. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2023.


More information and a provisional schedule are available at



Magdalena Balcerak Jackson

David Chalmers

Nathan Wildman


Short description:

Are the virtual worlds we seem to experience in virtual reality real? Is our experience of these worlds veridical, or an illusion? Can we learn from virtual experiences? Is a life lived within a virtual world less valuable than one lived outside it? The Summer School Reality+ tackles these and other questions emerging from Augmented and Virtual Reality, showing how such emerging technologies impact debates in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of perception and philosophy of mind.


During the summer school, there will be morning and afternoon sessions, social activities, as well as an experience in virtual reality.


Who can apply:

The Summer School is open to both graduate students and early career researchers.


For any queries, do not hesitate to contact the organizers at [email protected]