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Like a Splinter in Your Mind free pdf "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. This title 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.

About Matt Lawrence

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

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Author : Matt Lawrence
Publisher : Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Data Published : 04 June 2004
ISBN : 1405125233
EAN : 9781405125239
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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