Return to the Source - Philosophy and the Matrix

We have a special treat today. The following is a documentary about the film The Matrix and its relationship to philosophy and philosophical themes.

The discussion is broad, and explains how masterfully and seamlessly the movie touches on everything from Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Berkeley, Kant, Nietzsche, Baudrillard, Borges, Nozick, LaPlace, Hume, Schopenhauer to religion, meaning, purpose, existentialism, causality, free will, consciousness, love, intuition, etc. Some big names are interviewed; among them John Searle, David Chalmers, Cornel West, Colin McGin and Daniel Dennett.



If you go to the official site, you can read a number of philosophical papers about the movie, many of which are written by the same people who appear in the documentary above.
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