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Is the world around us truly as it appears or are we inert bodies in tanks, our brains electronically stimulated to create a make-believe world which is all we know? This old philosophical puzzle has become cutting-edge cool with the appearance of the Keanu Reeves cult sci-fi movie, The Matrix.
The Matrix is the most philosophical film ever made, every step of its fast-paced plot pivoting on a philosophical conundrum. If the world as we know it is nothing more than our dream, does this make the dream real? If we had the choice to step out of our world into a more real but less pleasant one - to take the red pill - would it be a moral failure not to do so? Why do humans have a value above that of intelligent electronic mechanisms? Can the mind live without the body or the body without the mind?
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.
The Matrix and Philosophy is also available in print from Open Court Books.
(P)2002 Random House, Inc.
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Beginning is great, to the end, a bit weird...
You basically get exactly what you expect and even some great new thoughts, all based on the movie but translated to the every day business.
The diffrent voices are alle very good, understanable and easy to hear.
If I have to complain about something, it would be the approx. last 2 hours...these were quite odd and got to far from the basic material for my taste.
Anyhow, if interested, I would definately recommend it, just be careful with these last two hours ;-)
if you like philosophy and you love the matrix, then this one will give you some kixks. i think it has some lengths but overall its still a good listen.