The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real (Popular Culture and Philosophy, V. 3)
The Matrix and Philosophy Welcome to the Desert of the Real - Popular Culture and Philosophy, V. 3 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 Philosop... more »hy discuss different facets of the primary philosophical puzzle of The Matrix: Can we be sure the world is really there, and if not, what should we do about it? Other chapters address issues of religion, lifestyle, pop culture, the Zeitgeist, the nature of mind and matter, and the reality of fiction.« less
Interesting platform for philosophy via the Matrix. Many ideas are presented and use the Matrix as a reference point. I learned more about philosophy than I had expected. It does a great crash course on many of the main players in philosophy. Some of the essays collected in the book are very interesting and some are not. As a whole it is fun and can increase your knowledge of philosophy through the sci-fi movie The Matrix. If you haven't seen the movie this book is dependent on it and if you have seen the movie I would watch it again to remove the rust.