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Copy of The Epistemology of The Matrix

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Stephanie Walsh

on 14 September 2016

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Transcript of Copy of The Epistemology of The Matrix

What is epistemology?
is the study of knowledge and justified belief.
The Epistemology of The Matrix
Scene 1
Blue pill or Red pill?

Analyzing the scene 1 using skepticism
When Morpheus tells Neo that the actual truth is that he is a slave in this world, even though it doesn’t seem like it he cannot escape, the only way of going to the real world is by taking the red pill. It shows how deep the” rabbit hole goes”.
But Neo can question everything and this is when skepticism is involved
Has he been in control of his life?
What is the real world?
Can he know that the world he has lived in is actually real?
Everything he ever learned and lived is false?
Neo can ask all this questions and that is why he becomes a skeptic of what is real and what is false, so by taking the red pill he now knows what has always been the reality and discovers the deep of the rabbit hole.
Analyzing scene 1 using Descartes ideas
Descartes ask how we can know that we are in real word, or that we are awake. Neo explains that he doesn’t believe in destiny because he likes the idea that he is in control of his life so Morpheus offers him two sides he can pick the red pill which he knows what is actually real and the blue pill which ends the story and he wakes up believing what he wants but will never know what is real and false. Descartes talks of evil deceivers, that there is something wrong but he doesn’t know what. That’s the same question Morpheus ask Neo, that The Matrix is everywhere, it’s the world that has always deceive him and blind him from reality.
By: Ricardo Sanchez, Santiago Montalvan

Without the actual bad effects the actions of those in the Matrix are not immoral. People think that what only matters are the thoughts and that it is the person’s intentions which demonstrates the moral actions of what he or she does.What shows what Kant meanings are the formation of bad intentions in someones dreams is also sufficient for immorality. The intention to do something immoral along with the belief that one has acted, is enough to show what they are doing is bad and is not right to do it. At least the realistic prospect of some actual bad consequences, and a false wrongdoing in the Matrix is not actual wrongdoing.
Analyzing the movie Matrix with Kant ideas
Analyzing the movie The Matrix with Empiricism and Rationalism ideals
Empiricism: If our reality is just like Matrix in the movie, it would be something really crazy and strange.It doesn't really what that matter whether we exist or not. Cause we never change the way of living even if we know this is Matrix, and you can't never wake up like Neo in the movie.
Empiricism states that knowledge is only from a sensory experience. This means that it couldn't be as true as the movie shows that is to wake up from your normal life and decide between which pill to take. If it was real you really couldn't have some knowledge of the real effects of the pills because yo haven't experience them.
Rationalism: is the criterion ofthe truth is not sensory but intellectual and deductive. In the movie The Matrix they refer that there is no absolute truth that Matrix is every single thing. Rationalism states that you gain knowledge by reason, and reason is gain from facts that are real and proved but The Matrix is against it because is there is no absolute truth then there is no reason because people gain knowledge by beliefs or reasons but for gaining that they need truth to be able to step up with it and prove the reasoning gained.

This last scene on the movie is when Neo thinks is thechoosen one and it relates to Kantianism because he is doing theright thing to do for the right reasons as he thinked. He is doing that by wanting to reveal what he knows and he knows it by experience and it would be shown on the people that don't know and this as well relates to rationalism for some similar reasons.
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