By O. Bradley Bassler
This publication charts the form of destiny philosophical research by means of posing the query: “What is the Matrix?” Guided via the instance of the Matrix movie trilogy, the writer examines concerns starting from simulation, evidence and motion to price, tradition and mythology, supplying a steadily deeper prognosis of contemporary philosophical stipulations. not like the modern concentration upon cognitive technology and a dedication to the excellence among visual appeal and fact, this ebook is helping readers to discover the argument that such abstractions are necessarily displaced through a extra concrete contrast among dreaming and waking, with the Matrix because the actual and in simple terms global we inhabit. Researchers and students will locate this paintings an attractive and enlightening exam of truth, through the medium of pop culture and film.
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