Matrix is an interesting movie because it examines very basic questions of philosophy. The existence of human being, the reality of this world we live and the questions of the reliability of human mind are examined during the movie. When examined deeply, it is found that the philosophy of Matrix has very common features with the philosophy of Descartes. The dream metaphor, the deception of people by a ‘malignant demon’, the reliability of certain physical truths, and split of mind and body are the most significant ones.
THE BRAIN IN A VAT.
"Brutal" British Empiricists
Powers: Scottish Karate, local skepticism
Weaknesses: Never really sure about anything other than the contents of his own experience
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THE OPEN UNIVERSITY:
Track 1: Hume: An introduction.
Nigel Warburton talks about David Hume.
Life and time of Scottish philospher David Hume - BBC.