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Philosophers explore The Matrix

Author: Christopher Grau
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays about some of the powerful and ancient questions broached by "The Matrix" and its sequels. This book is suitable for fans of the films who want to delve deeper into  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Grau
ISBN: 9780195181067 9780195181074 0195181069 0195181077
OCLC Number: 56880333
Description: viii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Bad dreams, evil demons, and the experience machine: philosophy and The matrix / Christopher Grau --
Morpheus and Berkeley on reality / Tim Mawson --
What's so bad about living in The matrix? / James Pryor --
The matrix of dreams / Colin McDinn --
Existential phenomenology and the brave new world of The matrix / Hubert L. Dreyfus, Stephen D. Dreyfus --
Reality, what matters, and The matrix / Iakovos Vasiliou --
Never the twain shall meet: reflections on the very first matrix / Richard Hanley --
The matrix as metaphysics / David J. Chalmers --
The twisted matrix: dream, simulation, or hybrid? / Andy Clark --
The matrix: our future? / Kevin Warwick --
Artificial ethics / Julia Driver --
Neo's freedom, whoa! / Michael McKenna --
Plato's Cave and The matrix / John Partridge --
Wake up! worlds of illusion in gnosticism, Buddhism, and The matrix project / Rachel Wagner, Frances Flannery-Dailey --
App. Selections from classic texts. The republic / Plato --
Meditations on first philosophy / Descartes --
Of the principles of human knowledge / Berkeley --
Anarchy, state, and utopia / Nozick --
Reason, truth, and history / Putnam.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Grau.
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Philosophers Explore The Matrix is a noteworthy and respectable contribution to philosophy. * Kimberly A. Blessing, The Journal of Value Inquiry *

 
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