Plato, Descartes, Matrix
The ideas brought forward by Plato, Descartes and the matrix believes that the world is not real, rather it is an illusion. To support their ideas, Plato imagines of a cave where people have been imprisoned till death. The people can only see in front of them where they can see images people, trees and animals. Descartes sees the illusion of the reality from a dream perspective. He believes that the opening of the eyes, hands and the end are all mere illusions (Richard, 2012). The matrix on the on the other side believes the world is an illusion from the perspective that it has been taken over by computer systems that control the minds of the human race through interconnected cables. Through these claims, they suggest that people are deceived about the truth and live in a world of illusion; that is like a dream (Sarah, 2001).
Descartes and Plato reject the possibility that people can be misled by their senses. People learn through their senses, although how much they seem to deceive them. Descartes argues based on a logical possibility that human senses are what guide his actions. According to Matrix, the reality of what is happening is not determined by senses as for Plato and Descartes case, but the images that are fed directly to the brain by a super computer. In both cases, what human beings sense and believe as the reality is developed from impulses that are fed to their brains, from where they are perceived (Sarah, 2001). All of these theories assume the existence of a physical world that is characterized by objects in space. The objects are in the form of mathematical models that build the human knowledge to differentiate the reality from illusion. In order to get the truth, people should penetrate through the veil of appearance.
[...] Whatever passes the test of doubt is the truth. Plato's theory of a person who escapes from a cave only discover out that what he perceives is not right and that of the Matrix of the pill depicts what people see as complete illusions, but Descartes believes that everything that people perceive is true. The philosopher bases his idea on God and claims that God cannot be a deceiver. The ideas that God put into him are all true. Adequate Reality states that the creator is always above the creation and because God is the creator, whatever innate ideas He implants into us are real (Sarah, 2001). [...]
[...] The matrix on the on the other side believes the world is an illusion from the perspective that it has been taken over by computer systems that control the minds of the human race through interconnected cables. Through these claims, they suggest that people are deceived about the truth and live in a world of illusion; that is like a dream (Sarah, 2001). Descartes and Plato reject the possibility that people can be misled by their senses. People learn through their senses, although how much they seem to deceive them. [...]
[...] (2012). Do we live in the Matrix? Researchers say they have found a way to find out. Retrieved July from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article2216189/Do-live-Matrix-researchers-say-way-prove-do.html Richard, B. (2012). Matrix and Rene Descartes/Plato. Retrieved July from: http://helpwithessay.blogspot.com/2013/03/matrix-and-rene-descartes-plato.html Sarah, B. (2001). Soul and body in Plato and Descartes. [...]
[...] The world that we live in is a fraction of the real world. The universe is so diverse that what we see cannot represent the truth of the universe. The visible light that is seen is just a fraction of the real light that exists in the universe. People have never completely known the radiation that www.oboolo.com PLATO, DESCARTES AND THE MATRIX 4 surrounds them on a daily basis. Only a fraction of the total frequencies can be heard. Further, people are not aware of the electromagnetic fields that they generate on a daily basis. [...]
[...] In order to get the truth, people should penetrate through the veil of appearance. According to Plato, this can be achieved through the knowing permanent order that lies under the flux. According to www.oboolo.com PLATO, DESCARTES AND THE MATRIX 3 Descartes, the truth can be unveiled through understanding the general principles and the physical world. Differences The Matrix doubts the reality from a technological point of view where human brains are connected through cables and simulated by a powerful computer on how the world is running. [...]
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