Hypotheticopolis is a city which is a sort of microcosm of the whole world, and also happens to be free from facts. It is often treated as a testing ground for moral and philosophical problems that confront the Free World (e.g. whether torture should be allowed). And for a good reason too: for, to refer to facts instead of Hypotheticopolis will be very treasonous indeed.
Besides "Hypotheticopolis", this wondrous city is also known by many other names, such as "Twin Earth":
- On Twin Earth, a brain in a vat is at the wheel of a runaway trolley.
However, this city is usually not referred to by name, but rather by terms such as "if", "suppose", and "unknown unknowns". For example:
- ↑ Giblets, Would You, Could You, In A Box? Fafblog.
- ↑ Patton, Michael F. Jr. Tissues in the Profession: Can Bad Men Make Good Brains Do Bad Things?