Running head: PHILOSOPHY AND FILM
Philosophy and the Film
PHILOSOPHY AND FILM
Films are taken as objects of philosophical reflection and also a medium of getting
involved in philosophy. Movies can be used as a source of an example and illustration or a
resource that is used to illuminate philosophical ideas, positions, and questions. Films can also be
understood as being a philosophizing medium. A proper film interpretation sheds some light on
current issues or dilemmas, the modern society and the relation of the film to some philosophical
issues. This paper is analyses of "The Matrix" film to get its philosophical meaning, for instance,
to interpret how the movie reflects inherent contradictions or insoluble paradoxes in the modern
society and many other different interpretations.
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action movie that is written by Wachowskis. The
main stars are Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Laurence Fishburne
(Wachowski, et al., 1999). The movie displays dystopian future and a dazzling cyber adventure
and the movie events are said to be happening in the year 2199, a computer simulated program.
Machines created matrix simulation with Artificial Intelligence that was created by humans in
the 21 century. In the movie, the AI is enslaving humankind after a fall out where AI views
human as a significant threat to existence. However...
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