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The Matrix and philosophy : welcome to the desert of the real

Author: William Irwin
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©2002.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents essays exploring the philosophical themes of the motion picture "The Matrix," which portrays a false world created from nothing but perceptions.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Matrix and philosophy.
Chicago : Open Court, ©2002
(OCoLC)603718425
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Irwin
ISBN: 081269502X 9780812695021 0812695011 9780812695014
OCLC Number: 50291135
Description: viii, 280 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Computers, caves, and oracles : Neo and Socrates / William Irwin --
Skepticism, morality, and The matrix / Gerald J. Erion, Barry Smith --
The matrix possibility / David Mitsuo Nixon --
Seeing, believing, touching, truth / Carolyn Korsmeyer --
The metaphysics of The matrix / Jorge J.E. Gracia, Jonathan J. Sanford --
The machine-made ghost : or, the philosophy of mind, matrix style / Jason Holt --
Neo-materialism and the death of the subject / Daniel Barwick --
Fate, freedom, and foreknowledge / Theodore Schick, Jr. --
There is no spoon : a Buddhist mirror / Michael Brannigan --
The religion of The matrix and the problems of pluralism / Gregory Bassham --
Happiness and Cypher's choice : is ignorance bliss? / Charles L. Griswold, Jr. --
We are (the) one! Kant explains how to manipulate the matrix / James Lawler --
Notes from underground : nihilism and The matrix / Thomas S. Hibbs --
Popping a bitter pill : existential authenticity in The matrix and Nausea / Jennifer L. McMahon --
The paradox of real response to neo-fiction / Sarah E. Worth --
Real genre and virtual philosophy / Deborah Knight, George McKnight --
Penetrating Keanu : new holes, but the same old shit / Cynthia Freeland --
The matrix, Marx, and the coppertop's life / Martin A. Danahay, David Rieder --
The matrix simulation and the postmodern age / David Weberman --
The matrix : or, the two sides of perversion / Slavoj Žižek.
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 3.
Responsibility: edited by William Irwin.

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The cult sci-fi movie, "The Matrix", presented a fake world made of nothing but perceptions. This text contains 20 essays on philosophical problems raised by the film, which focus on the issue, "Can  Read more...

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