Use the matrix to analyze Plato and Aristotle’s theory of knowledge and apply both to current day practices.

In the first column, using the readings about Plato’s search for truth and his theories of knowledge, discuss how contemporary people may be living in a cave and which steps, based on Plato’s model of the Divided Line, will be necessary for their enlightenment.

In the next column, based on Aristotle’s science of the first philosophy, analyze how Aristotle’s metaphysics may guide contemporary people to knowledge about the world.

In the final fields, evaluate how you use either or both of the methods in your own life and explain how Plato and Aristotle used pre-Socratic philosophy.

Cite your sources consistent with APA guidelines.

|Plato |Aristotle | |In 250 to 500 words, using the readings about Plato’s search for |In 250 to 500 words, based on Aristotle’s science of the first | |truth, and his theories of knowledge, discuss how contemporary |philosophy, analyze how Aristotle’s metaphysics may guide | |people may be living in a cave and which steps, based on Plato’s |contemporary people to knowledge about the world. | |model of the Divided Line, will be necessary for their | | |enlightenment. | | |Contemporary people live in a cave as suggested by Plato in such |The Metaphysics is Aristotle's significant philosophical work | |sense that they look to what is in front of them and what they |that contains the theory of being. The word "metaphysics" is | |are faced with in their lives without looking to others around |defined due to the fact that this...

...In mathematics, a matrix (plural matrices) is a rectangular array of numbers, symbols, or expressions, arranged in rows and columns.[1][2] The individual items in a matrix are called its elements or entries. An example of a matrix with 2 rows and 3 columns is
Matrices of the same size can be added or subtracted element by element. But the rule for matrix multiplication is that two matrices can be multiplied only when the number of columns in the first equals the number of rows in the second. A major application of matrices is to represent linear transformations, that is, generalizations of linear functions such as f(x) = 4x. For example, the rotation of vectors in three dimensional space is a linear transformation. If R is a rotation matrix and v is a column vector (a matrix with only one column) describing the position of a point in space, the product Rv is a column vector describing the position of that point after a rotation. The product of two matrices is a matrix that represents the composition of two linear transformations. Another application of matrices is in the solution of a system of linear equations. If the matrix is square, it is possible to deduce some of its properties by computing its determinant. For example, a square matrix has an inverse if and only if its determinant is not zero. Eigenvalues and...

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What can we know? According to French philosopher and mathematician, in Mediations on First Philosophy, Rene Descartes, nothing can be certain. Similarly, in The Matrix, the Wachowski brothers raise the question of how does anyone know what is real and what is not? The Wachowski brothers and Descartes describe their ideas about knowledge and epistemology through skepticism.
Knowledge is a justified, true belief. According to Descartes, knowledge comes from two sources: Experiences, which are the senses, and reason. Descartes starts his argument by stating that many of his beliefs as a child turned out to be false. Since knowledge builds on itself, Descartes starts to assess all of his other beliefs in terms of falsity and truth. Because of this uncertainty, in his first mediation, he decides that he has to rebuild new foundations for his knowledge. He makes it questionable whether or not we can be certain of what we know. What someone knows is only what he or she thinks they know. However, if the something they thought they knew is actually false, then all of their other “knowledge” is subjected to the possibility that it is built on that falsity. Descartes describes what he thought he knew in his first meditation as beliefs that come from his senses. He cannot deny the senses but he then starts to wonder if he is dreaming because in a dream, one’s senses could seem very real even if they were being ultimately deceived. Descartes then says “…though the...

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After obtaining knowledge from the Matrix, Plato's Allegory of the Cave or The Republic and the first Mediation from Descartes, I see that there are a few likenesses and contrasts. I would need to say that The Matrix and Plato's hole purposeful tale were more comparable because the individuals included in both stories, they existed in this present reality where they were being cheated about what the fact of the matter was. In the Matrix, once Neo saw this present reality and that all that he thought was true was really a hallucination, is very much alike to the shadows on the dividers of the surrender that the prisoners saw in Plato's Allegory of the hole. In both stories, both characters could encounter reality as well as the phony world and was given opportunity to see reality and were confounded. Nonetheless, the detainee in Plato's story in the wake of picking up this new information let others in servitude know of his recently discovered learning however felt that the first truth was less demanding to with the exception to. Then again Neo in The Matrix chose he needed to realize what the right truth was. Both characters were intrigued by figure out reality however they recognized reality in an unexpected way. Plato thought it was fundamental for the affixed man in the Allegory of the Cave required to escape from the hole to look for reality. Socrates portrays a gathering of individuals who have lived...

...Postmodernism in The Matrix
Postmodern writing evolved around WWII in response to Modernism that dominated the 19th c. The two writing styles share many characteristics, but the defeated modernist wallows in his realizations whereas the postmodernist offers a light or hope in conclusion. There is still a sense of foreboding for the postmodernist concerning science and technology. However, they are able to forge past their distrust, accept it as a logical progression, and begin to embrace some elements of advancement. Postmodernists have also lost faith in transcendence and spirituality, but to counter this loss they search and find hope in mystical forces or worldly treasures. Objective reality doesn’t exist for them either, but this is offset by acceptance. Postmodern thinkers are resigned to the fact that not all people will see things the same way. Postmodernists feeling of deception posed by our cultural belief system is coupled with a commitment to understanding the lie, its origin, and believing this effort will lead us closer to the truth. There is also a strong commitment and faith in eventual political change within postmodern thought. Evidence of these postmodern characteristics is overwhelming in the contemporary science fiction film trilogy The Matrix.
Uncovering an example of loss of faith in cultural belief system is evident within the first hour of the series. The lead character Neo feels that something isn’t quite...

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Plato, Descartes, and The Matrix
Anthony Albizu
Phil 201
Liberty University
Coming to the realization that your entire life is all an illusion would be frightening, painful, and hard to believe. This is the main concept of the movie, The Matrix. The main character, Neo, is told that the world he has been living in is nothing more than a simulation controlled by a computer program. After being told this information, Neo, being apprehensive at first, has to then decide what he will do; accept it and help expose it or dismiss it and go on living an illusion. One can’t help but notice the similarities between the story of The Matrix and the classic writings of ancient philosophers Rene Descartes and Plato.
Plato’s writing “The Allegory of the Cave” has undeniable similarities to the ideas of The Matrix. The prisoners of the cave in Plato’s writing live in seclusion their whole lives and are not permitted to see anything other than the shadows on the cave wall. The shadows on the wall are what the prisoners perceive as their reality. Likewise, in The Matrix the world is being controlled by a computer program and the world they perceive as real is whatever the computer gives them. Therefore, the people living in The Matrix are prisoners of their version of the “cave”. Another comparison between “Allegory of the Cave” and The Matrix is the idea of what...

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Arduino 56x8 scrolling LED Matrix
Scrolls any message on up to seven (or more?) 8x8 LED matrices.
Adjust the bitmap array below to however many matrices you want to use.
You can start with as few as two.
The circuit:
* 1 8-bit shift register (SN74HC595) to drive the rows of all displays.
* N power 8-bit shift registers (TPIC6C595) to drive the columns (1 chip per display)
* N 8x8 LED matrix display (rows=Anodes, cold=cathodes)
* N * 8 470ohm resistors, one for each column of each display
* 1 10K resistor
* A big breadboard, or several small ones
* Lots and lots of wires. AT LEAST 16 wires for each display.
* If you plan on driving more than 8 displays, you should add 8 transistors to drive the rows because
potentially you would be lighting up the whole row at one time (56 LEDs at once in my case, 8*n in your case)
Wiring tips:
* Key to success is to put the chips on the left and/or right of the matrix rather than above or below.
This would allow you to run wires above and below the matrix without covering any of them.
* I used several power bus breadboard strips above and below the matrix so all row wires never has to cross the matrix.
* Wire up each matrix one at a time, turning on the Ardunio to verify your work before proceeding to the next matrix.
Correcting your work after you have 32 wires over it is very difficult.
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...Analysis Paper: The Matrix
The Matrix is a science fiction film produced in the 1999’s by the Wachowski Brothers that revolves around the idea reality is not what it seems to be. The movie is essentially about machines that have enslaved the human population, using people for means of bioenergy; that being body heat and electrical activity. The main protagonist is the character of Neo, a computer programmer, who finds himself continuously concerned about the idea that his world isn’t all he thinks it to be. What Neo doesn’t know is his world, reality, life is a type of simulated “dream world” created by The Matrix. To the public The Matrix may just appear to simply be another film complete with sensational effects, seat gripping suspense and a “happy ending”. In actuality, the film itself references and associates with multiple philosophical individuals as well as their ideas. Several of those philosophical references are as follows; Plato’s Allegory of The Cave, Descartes's Meditations and the book Simulacra and Simulacrum by Jean Baudrillard. Each of which contribute to the underlying story of The Matrix and can be found throughout influencing the entire movie with specific believes belonging to each philosopher.
One of the most apparent and easiest philosophical ideals to spot is the concept of Plato’s Allegory of The Cave. Plato was a Greek philosopher, a former student of Socrates and also...

...distribution of riders/non-riders in the next year? In 2 years? In n years? First we will determine how many people will ride the bus next year. Of the people who currently ride the bus, 70% of them will continue to do so. Of the people who don’t ride the bus, 20% of them will begin to ride the bus. Thus: 5000(0.7) + 10, 000(0.2) = The number of people who ride bus next year. = b1 By the same argument as above, we see that: 5000(0.3) + 10, 000(0.8) = The number of people who don’t ride the bus next year. = b2 This system of equations is equivalent to the matrix equation: M x = b where 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.8 5000 10, 000 b1 b2
M= 5500
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and b =
. For computing the result after 2 years, we just use the same matrix M , however we use b 9500 in place of x. Thus the distribution after 2 years is M b = M 2 x. In fact, after n years, the distribution is given by M n x. The forgoing example is an example of a Markov process. Now for some formal deﬁnitions: Deﬁnition 1. A stochastic process is a sequence of events in which the outcome at any stage depends on some probability. Deﬁnition 2. A Markov process is a stochastic process with the following properties: (a.) The number of possible outcomes or states is ﬁnite. (b.) The outcome at any stage depends only on the outcome of the previous stage. (c.) The probabilities are constant over time. If x0 is a vector which represents...