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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (675 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Irwin Narrator: Oliver Wyman, Rick Adamson, Jennifer Jay Myers Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Matrix conveys the horror of a false world made of nothing but perceptions. Based on the premise that reality is a dream controlled by malevolent forces, it is one of the most overtly philosophical movies ever to come out of Hollywood. These thought-provoking essays by the same team of young philosophers who created The Simpsons and Philosophy discuss different facets of the primary philosophical puzzle of The Matrix: Can we be sure the world is really there, and if not, what should we do about it? Other chapters address issues of religion, lifestyle, pop culture, the Zeitgeist, the nature of mind and matter, and the reality of fiction. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine | 1/4/2014

    " Loved reading this book, as it gives you great insight into the entire concept of the Matrix. Based more on the philosophical concepts and how they could be applied to life as we know it. It is not an easy book to read (Just as with all Philosophy), and you have to read it slowly to digest it all. But if you've got extra time on your hands and want to take a trip "down the rabbit hole" then give it a shot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mohammed alkindy | 12/14/2013

    " deep pholosogy kind of reading but requires a junk of stamina to finish it, may need to read it again to get it sink in "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andie B | 9/13/2013

    " Very interesting, it got me interested in philosophy (it was the first philosophy book I ever read), but I found the essays a bit dry originally and could only really get into it the second time around. This could be due to the difference in my age between the first and second reads, as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Muslim | 9/11/2013

    " At least helped me to get one chgk question... "

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