The Matrix Reloaded
Our movie maestro Thomas Wartenberg plugs himself into The Matrix Reloaded but says that philosophically, it was destined to be dull.
I didn’t expect much from The Matrix Reloaded and I was not disappointed. Which is not to say that I didn’t like the first Matrix film. In fact, like many philosophers, I found it fascinating for its ability to turn a philosophical issue into a visual experience. What I have in mind is the film’s updated version of the famous thought experiment devised by René Descartes. In his first Meditation, Descartes takes the fact that our perceptions can be mistaken – our senses can be deceived – to undermine his faith in perceptual truths.