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The Matrix and Philosophy

Welcome to the Desert of the Real (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

by Irwin, William.

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Published by Open Court .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Films, cinema,
  • Metaphysics & ontology,
  • Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,
  • Religious,
  • Metaphysics,
  • Philosophy,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • Philosophy / Modern,
  • Matrix (Motion picture),
  • Film & Video - General,
  • Motion pictures

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8019075M
    ISBN 100812695011
    ISBN 109780812695014


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The book is a collection of essays, some of which - such as an early one that explores the Matrix and how it relates to Plato's cave - are very good reads, but these are interspersed with essays that are overly technical, boring or that take a tangent and run with it, leaving the movie in the dust/5(46).

The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real is a really interesting and fun book. It is about the first Matrix movie and how the Wakowski Brothers incorporated many different aspect of philosophy into the movie/5.

The Matrix and Philosophy does not in every instance attempt or purport to con-vey the intended meaning of the writers and artists responsible for The Matrix. Rather, the book highlights the philosophical sig-nificance of the film.

To paraphrase Trinity, it’s the questions that drive us. TheFile Size: 1MB. The book is a collection of essays, some of which - such as an early one that explores the Matrix and how it relates to Plato's cave - are very good reads, but these are interspersed with essays that are overly technical, boring or that take a tangent and run with it, leaving the movie in the dust.

Lovers of philosophy will love this book/5(58). Science, Philosophy and the Religion in the Matrix. Author: Glenn Yeffeth; Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc. ISBN: Category: Performing Arts Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» This thought-provoking examination of The Matrix explores the technological challenges, religious symbolism, and philosophical dilemmas the film presents.

The Matrix conveys the horror of a false world made of nothing but perceptions. Based on the premise that reality is a dream controlled by malevolent forces, it is one of the most overtly philosophical movies ever to come out of Hollywood.

These thought-provoking essays by the same team of young philosophers who created The Simpsons and Philosophy discuss different facets of the primary 4/5(15). The Matrix and Philosophy is a collection of essays and other writings that compare ideas presented in The Matrix with philosophical writings from throughout history.

The entire book is centered around one question; is the world presented in The Matrix a possibility?5/5(5). Of course, philosophical exploration in The Matrix involve countless flying — and gravity-defying — fists and bullets, much of it performed by characters clad in reflective sunglasses and black leather.

One of the most overt philosophical references occurs near the beginning of The Matrix when Neo stashes his illegal software inside a hollowed-out copy of a book by French postmodern philosopher Jean Baudrillard entitled Simulacra and Simulation.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(27). Collecting 20 essays by 20 professional philosophers, The Matrix and Philosophy remains the best Matrix collection currently available. The essays run from 8 - 25 pages, with most coming in around 10 pages, giving the reader a solid introduction to the theory, but not overloading you with complex material.

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The Matrix is based on a philosophical question posed by the 17th Century French philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes. One of Descartes's most important theses was intellectual autonomy, or.

The Matrix and Philosophy by William Irwin,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(2K). Description: The Matrix of Four, The Philosophy of the Duality of Polarity is metaphilosophy for the righteous rebe and the postmodern indigo.

Individual and collective consciousness are explored via ancient philosophy and recent discovery enabling heightened observation and contributing to enhancing metaphysical awareness and intuition.

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Goodreads members who liked T. The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real William Irwin, Editor Open Court Publishing Company $ (p) ISBN Buy this book. In The Matrix and Philosophy, professional philosophers analyze The Matrix from many angles: metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, and aesthetic.

They uncover hidden depths in this intricate work of art, and often reach disturbing conclusions. Those who take the red pill never look at 'the real world' the same way again.

About The Matrix and Philosophy. The Matrix conveys the horror of a false world made of nothing but perceptions. Based on the premise that reality is a dream controlled by malevolent forces, it is one of the most overtly philosophical movies ever to come out of Hollywood.

The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to Desert of Real by William Irwin. The New York Times bestseller. Renowned thinkers discuss the ancient and modern concepts that inform The Matrix.

"The Matrix and Philosophy" by William Irwin, ed. Apparently, when the Wachowski brothers' film "The Matrix" was released init set more than the.

The Matrix's rich, multi-layered storyline gives authors of all disciplines plenty of material to work with, and following the links above will take to you to books that discuss the philosophical and religious symbolism in.

been launched, philosophers have produced an impressive output of academic writings, beginning in with William Irving’s popular volume, The Matrix and Philosophy, leading to extremely serious academic studies attempting to link the Matrix reality toFile Size: KB.

The Matrix and Philosophy Some people may find this book "long winded", but I did not. This book may not be for the Matrix fan who liked the movie for the action and kung-fu alone. This book is more for the fan who after seeing The Matrix, asked themselves the same philosophical questions addressed by this book.

Is The Matrix possible. The Matrix draws from and alludes to numerous cinematic and literary works, and concepts from mythology, religion and philosophy, including the ideas of Buddhism, Christianity, Gnosticism, Hinduism, and Judaism.

Film and television [ edit ]Music by: Don Davis. The Work of René Descartes. Yet another philosophical precedent for the Matrix films is the work of René Descartes, the man responsible for Cartesian coordinates and the phrase “I think, therefore I am.” In his book Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes poses the question of how he can know with certainty that the world he experiences is not an illusion being forced upon him by.

The Matrix is both thought-provoking and hugely entertaining. It shamelessly borrows from earlier sci-fi films, such as Blade Runner and The Terminator, but at the same time manages to remain original. For me, it is the hints of philosophy that make The Matrix so watchable.

Like some others, I think that the film has more style than substance. This paper was written for the “philosophy section” of the official Matrix website. It also appears in C. Grau, ed, Philosophers Explore the Matrix, Oxford University Press, As such, the bulk of the paper is written to be accessible for an audience without a background in philosophy.

At the same time, this paper is intended as aCited by: also the discussion of the relationship between philosophy and science fiction by Philip A. Pecorino, “Philosophy and Science Fiction,” in The Intersection of Science Fiction and Philosophy: Critical Studies, ed.

Robert E. Myers (Westport: Greenwood Press, ), The pedagogical potential of The Matrix is noted by William Irwin, ed. Matrix and the philosophical meaning: Plato’s Cave. The main topic is of course (although for some people it is not so obvious) the Allegory of the Cave of this stage, a brief summary of the Allegory of the Cave is required.

The Matrix and Philosophy - The Matrix and Philosophy audiobook, by William Irwin The Matrix conveys the horror of a false world made of nothing but perceptions. Based on the premise that reality is a dream controlled by malevolent forces, it is one of the most overtly philosophical movies ever to come out of Hollywood.

These thought-provoking essays by the same team of young. William Irwin (born ) is Professor of Philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and is best known for originating the "philosophy and popular culture" book genre with Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing in and The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh.

of Homer in The Matrix conveys the horror of a false world made of nothing but perceptions. Based on the premise that reality is a dream controlled by malevolent forces, it is one of the most overtly philosophical movies ever to come out of Hollywood/5(49).

In the The Matrix and Philosophy, edited by William Irwin, renowned contemporary philosophers -- Michael Brannigan; Cynthia Freeland; Jorge J.E. Gracia; Slavoj Žižek, et al -- analyze The Matrix from many angles: metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, and aesthetic. Part III.

The Matrix as a Simulacrum of the Desert of the Real. For those who still believe in authorial intention, and that interpreting art and literature should involve assessing evidence and forming hypotheses about what the author meant to say, it can hardly be doubted that the theoretical source par excellence for The Matrix is Jean Baudrillard's theory that modern culture is a desert of.

The film The Matrix Reloaded has excited philosophers, clerics and theologians who find rich in spiritual meaning in the film trilogy's underlying themes.

NPR's Rick Karr speaks with. The Matrix and Philosophy does not in every instance attempt or purport to con-vey the intended meaning of the writers and artists responsible for The Matrix.

Rather, the book highlights the philosophical sig-nificance of the film. To paraphrase Trinity, it’s the questions that drive us.

Christoper Grau (ed.), Philosophers Explore The Matrix, Oxford University Press,pp, $ (pbk), ISBN Reviewed by Allan Hazlett, Texas Tech University By the end ofwhen nearly every undergraduate-aged American had seen The Matrix, philosophy professors rejoiced -- here was a deceptive virtual reality scenario.

The Matrix and Philosophy Welcome to the Desert of the Real (Book): The Matrix conveys the horror of a false world made of nothing but perceptions. Based on the premise that reality is a dream controlled by malevolent forces, it is one of the most overtly philosophical movies ever to come out of Hollywood.

These thought-provoking essays by the same team of young philosophers who. The Matrix and Philosophy Welcome to the Desert of the Real Edited by William Irwin Volume 3 in the Popular Culture and Philosophy® series. Is the world around us truly as it appears or are we inert bodies in tanks, our brains subjected to electronic stimulation creating a make-believe world of hallucination?.

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