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Special Issue: Conversations on the Nature of Reality

Edited by

Ann NY Acad Sci editorial staff

Special Issue: Conversations on the Nature of Reality

Published: December 2019

Volume 1458

Published since 1824, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences is the Academy’s premier scientific publication.

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Conversations on the nature of reality

Richard Rass


Conversations on the nature of reality

Steve Paulson


The mystery of our mathematical universe

Steve Paulson, S. James Gates Jr., Margaret Wertheim


Human cognition and the AI revolution

Steve Paulson, Barbara J. Grosz, Roger Antonsen


Reality is not as it seems

Steve Paulson, Donald D. Hoffman, Suzanne O'Sullivan



Did we evolve to see reality, or are spacetime and objects just our user interface?

Donald D. Hoffman


Playing mathematics

Margaret Wertheim