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On the nature of reality
Is there a single 'true' reality, or is it only what we make of it? As cognitive philosopher Andy Clark writes, "We are never simply seeing what's "really there," stripped bare of our own anticipations or insulated from our own past experiences. Instead, all human experience is part phantom — the product of deep-set predictions." As the world struggles to grasp what truth is, this month, we offer you books that explore how we perceive reality. Each of the titles explores situations where the line between reality and fiction is blurred, inviting different interpretations of the 'truth'. These books explore how we create narratives that shape who we are and how our perceptions of what's real ultimately shape reality.