The Matrix Essay

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Compare and Contrast The Matrix with the readings from Plato and Descartes. What are some similarities and differences?

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Williestine Harriel
Liberty University online
September 24, 2012

Compare and Contrast The Matrix with the readings from Plato and Descartes. What are some similarities and differences?

After reading The Matrix, and reading from Plato and Descartes, I find that there are some similarities and differences. Therefore, let’s begin with The Matrix and Plato, The Allegory of the Cave. The Matrix and Plato have the same similarities because they both tell of characters being in a world that what they was experiencing is an illusion or some kind of
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Also, searching the Bible will give them good reason for believing in it. Especially, if they have good justifiable reasons to hold to a particular belief. In contrast to The Matrix, when one reads of how Neo was pulled into his dream of what he said was the real world inside The Matrix, he sees the real world for the first time and he had reasons to believe, and the evidence of everything that what he thought was real was only an illusion, as the shadows from the statues and the things on the wall from the cave. In fact, Plato and Neo in The Matrix had motivation and an epistemic obligation. That is, to form their belief to feel responsible and obligated to try to take upon themselves to go back. But the difference with Neo in The Matrix is he had to fight the artifical beings in the the dream to save mankind from the enormous widespread of being ignorant and being deceived of a false reality

Finally, when comparing The Matrix to Descartes, Meditation 1: Concerning Those Things That Can Be Called into Doubt, Descartes says, “he wanted to be certain, and he wanted proof that his senses were not deceiving him.” He used a form of skeptical reasoning to consider if his world is experiencing is being deceived by an evil demon. In contrast, of The matrix, Neo sees his evil demons as the artifical beings that are deceiving him and the real world. However, in the Bible, it says, “that evil demons

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