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Plato's Truth in the Matrix

Summary: Describes how the film, The Matrix incorporates Plato's and Descartes' theories of truth. Provides examples of how these theories are portrayed in the film.
The Matrix consists of living in a way that truth and reality have different meanings. The body and the soul are two separate components of the mind, which both affect oneself in The Matrix. Yet, "the body cannot live without the mind" (Wachowski). Plato and Descartes portray through their writings that a persons soul is part of the human mind, yet the soul and mind are both separate from the body. In essence, the body is not necessarily needed to fulfill what Plato and Descartes perceive to be a truthful life. In fact, the body only gets in the way of an absolute truthful life. It can have negative effects on one by indulging the mind in lustful pleasures and disturbing the soul with disruptive cravings. According to the beliefs of Plato and Descartes, the part of a human being which contains reason, knowledge, and wisdom is the...

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