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Like a Splinter in Your Mind

The Philosophy Behind the Matrix Trilogy
  • By Matt Lawrence
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Like a Splinter in Your Mind leads readers through the myriad of philosophical themes within the Matrix trilogy, helping them to gain a better understanding of the films and of philosophy itself.

  • Offers a way into philosophy through the Matrix films.
  • Covers thirteen of the biggest philosophical questions in thirteen self-sufficient chapters suitable for course use.
  • Demonstrates how each of these questions is illustrated through the events and characters of the films.
  • Considers whether sentient machines are possible, and whether we should expect them to face the same existentialist issues that we do.
  • Familiarises readers with key issues in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of mind, race and gender, existentialism, Taoism and mysticism.
  • Includes a chapter that explains some of the technical elements of the films and confusing aspects of the plot.
  • Also includes a Matrix glossary, and a cast of characters and their related symbolism.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781405125246
    • Manufacturer: Wiley
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781405125246
    • Publication Date: 07/01/2004
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Matt Lawrence
    • Page Count: 232
    • Width: 6.34 inches
    • Height: 0.51 inches
    • Length: 9.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.72 pounds
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