Like a Splinter in Your Mind by Matt Lawrence
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Like a Splinter in Your Mind
By Matt Lawrence

Like a Splinter in Your Mind

The Philosophy Behind the "Matrix" Trilogy

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Like a Splinter in Your Mind by Matt Lawrence

Book Description

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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405125246
ISBN-10: 1405125241
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x 12mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Matt Lawrence

Matt Lawrence is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Long Beach City College.

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