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201320 Spring 2013 PHIL 201-D10 LUO
Rodney Peterkin
04/22/2013

Plato, Descartes, and The Matrix
Compare and Contrast Essay
Liberty University Online

The following essay which were I am comparing and contrasting the differences and similarities of the movie The Matrix and Plato’s and Descartes articles. The similarities that all three has is they are all asking is the world we live in is it real or is it a figment of our imagination and someone is playing a mean joke on us. They also talk about our minds being controlled by someone or something outside of us, much more like an outer body experience. The Matrix is not real and focuses more on the mind and how the mind is being manipulated and Pluto is talking about the senses and how the senses can be manipulated and can confuse us and put doubts in our mind. In the Matrix, Mr. Anderson who is better known by the name Neo, works for a software corporation but at night he is a computer hacker. All articles discuss some type of reflections and different meaning about life and how we view it. The Matrix was a computer with programming simulation of the world that was experienced by virtual lives by being an individual player. They saw what it felt like to be born, growing up, getting a job, getting old, and dying. Mr. Anderson aka “Neo” couldn’t accept “The Matrix”, he had all types of mixed emotions and then thought that his life was a lie. The Allegory of the Cave and The Matrix has four types of styles of thinking which were: fantasy thinking, scientific thinking, mathematical thinking, and dialectic thinking. We see those different types of thinking in the articles where in The Allegory of the Cave it discusses where Socrates was speaking about the different puppet shows and how the shadows are casted from the fire on the walls of the cave. Then in The Matrix those types of thinking falls in place to fantasy and scientific thinking to how things were in viewing how different lives stages thru The...
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