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    around with our brains in the form of telling us lies. In the movie, The Matrix, written by Larry and Andy Wachowski, Neo, the main character, is awaken from his long eternity sleep and realizes he has been living a lie. Throughout the film you are able to see the form of mystification form the Oracle, a character that knows everything in the film, and on Morpheus, the leader of the humans. Throughout the movie, the Matrix releases “agents” (art historians) to go after the humans. The agents…

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    To find the answer to the metaphysical question ‘What is real?” has been a philosopher’s intention for years. The Matrix, directed by Andy Wachowski and the written text, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave revolves around the concept of replying to this question. These two mediums share more similarities than differences. The Matrix as well as the Allegory of the Cave shares the concept of acceptance and broadening ones senses, the desire to learn, and having the knowledge to realize when one is in…

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    The Matrix: Final There is an assurance that at one point in life, the end will come for each individual and everybody will perish at one point. For now, as humans and living things, we are all doing what we do best, exist. However, imagine if the life one believes to be a part of was not actual and in fact, it was all just a virtual concept in the mind. Having had watched the film, The Matrix, this paper analyzes comparisons between appearance and reality to the writings of Bertrand Russell’s,…

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    Wachowski Brothers’ The Matrix (1999). The movie questions reality and an argument that can be identified from the movie is that the mind is the only thing that exists; the body and all things material, are illusions of the mind and therefore their existence can be questioned. According the Morpheus, the Matrix is a computer-generated dream world that can be described as a dream from which one cannot awake. It is able to control all aspects of the environment, as the Matrix is everywhere and…

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    The robot takes over the world, people sleep in the program that they created and live in a virtual life. My eyes are kept focus on the screen. The love for The Matrix goes back when I was in middle school, the first time I watched the movie.The Matrix is a science fiction film. This movie is about Neo, a guy who sleeps on the Matrix for a long time and one day he gets hacked. A group of hackers promises that they will tell him the truth about the world that he is living in He follows his…

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    1. Compare and contrast the Matrix with the readings from Plato and Descartes. What are some similarities and differences? I recall watching the Matrix for the first time and just sitting there mouth wide open at the end. It was one of those films that you should re-watch several times as you will find out something new every time. Could this be true? Am I attached to a computer in a stasis pod being forced to believe in something that is false? Would I stay and fight for free will or would I…

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    a platform for confusion and sometimes even denial. Plato’s “Allegory of The Cave,” and The Matrix both contain instances of people who have experience with the process of learning entirely new concepts. In the “Allegory of the Cave,” prisoners are exposed to shadows for all of their lives. This lifelong exposure resulted in the belief that the displayed shadows are the actuality. Furthermore, in The Matrix, Neo is apprised that the world he lives in is nonexistent. In reality, Neo’s life was…

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    The year was 1999 when a single cinematic picture shook the world of philosophy; this films name was The Matrix. This science-fiction film follows a computer hacker named Thomas “Neo” Anderson on his journey out of an artificial reality called the matrix. In the film, humans were held unconscious and against their will in vats hooked up to machines giving the machines infinite energy (“The Matrix”). While the humans were alive in an artificial reality, having no clue what is really happening to…

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    Descartes, Plato, and The Matrix: A Comparison The Matrix, The Republic, and Meditations on First Philosophy all provide some valuable food for thought on the issues of reality and what we think we know to be true. Through their similarities and differences, we can explore some interesting perspectives on the age-old questions of “what can we know for sure if anything?” and “how do we know what we know?” As they have been, these questions will likely continue to be debated and explored for…

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    Introduction The Matrix is a popular American-Australian science fiction movie that was first produced in 1999. The action movie depicts a unique dystopian future where the human-perceived reality is seen as a stimulated reality known as “the Matrix”. This stimulated reality created by sentient machines was designed to subdue the human population and use the heat and electrical activity of the human bodies as source of energy. A computer programmer known as “Neo” discovered the secret behind the…

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