Just as Descartes realized that the perceptions in his dreams were strong enough to convince him the dreams were real, the humans who are plugged into the Matrix have no idea that their reality of sence is false, created artificially instead of coming from actual experiences. Until Neo is taken from the Matrix, he also has no idea that his life is a virtual reality. Like Descartes, Neo eventually knows to take nothing into existence, and even questions the existence of things that may seem real. Part B- The Matrix and Plato's Myth of the Cave Both "The Allegory of the Cave" and "The Matrix" are stories in which there are two realities, one perceived and one real. There are many similarities and differences between the matrix and platos myth of the cave.
Many philosophers interpret the absurd differently, but Camus described the absurd as the product of our human tendency to search for a greater power or meaning and our inability to find anything, which no matter what man does he will be faced with “the silence of the universe”. He quotes “The absurd is not in man nor the world, but in their presence together. . . it is the only bond uniting them.” Camus realized humans were then faced with a predicament, what do we do, know that we are aware that there is no hope or greater being/meaning.
The universe doesn't even care if there is life in it. In addition, it does not benefit from it. It is difficult for some of us to suppose there is life after death because it all seems too inconceivable that we have a soul which leaves the body upon physical death and goes on to somewhere else. Yet life and death, to think, there should be a driving force' in the universe behind all these that made these all happen. Many would call such a driving force, God.
Explain Platos allegory of the cave (25) The Greek philosopher Plato established his allegory of the cave from his writings in 'The Republic' and has multiple morals that are displayed through Socrates and Glaucon. Here his hypothetical argument questions the relationship between the world of appearances and reality, illustrating people worthy of ruling (philosophers) cannot trusting their empirical knowledge though the senses, but only through understanding the world of the forms through intellectual knowledge can we experience a dim recollection of reality. The allegory begins with a description of prisoners in a cave, who are only able to look strait ahead because they are chained. Plato's use of a cave is argued to have built upon the earlier philosopher Empedocles who said 'we have come under this cavern’s rood, conveying the sense of being trapped in a different world away from light and reality. This is similar to Plato's idea the material (body) trapping the immaterial (soul).
Unit 2 Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” Assignment Kaplan University HU250 The Allegory of the Cave is a deep theoretical philosophical scenario that is being described by Plato in the form of a progressive conversation which begins with Socrates having a fictitious conversation with his brother Glaucon. The conversation between both brothers deals with the lack of knowledge of humanity and the ethics that society has created. This story envelops the reality that comes forth through knowledge and the willingness for man to seek the truth. Once man has been made aware of this, all he desires is to share this with his fellow man and free them from their oppression of ignorance. In this scenario Socrates asks Glaucon to imagine a cave that is occupied by prisoners who have been in the cave since childhood with their legs and necks shackled by chains where there movement is restricted and their visibility is limited to one side of the cave.
But even if it is said that there might be a designer, Hume criticizes that a cause need only be relative to its effect. So it is therefore not valid to argue from this limited world and its supposed design to some infinite or perfect designer, being God. Hume states that the evidence just does not allow us to go that far. He also points out that, since this is the only world that we know, we can’t really tell whether or not it is good. It may be that last string of a set of worlds that were badly constructed, and may therefore be the result of having tried and failed many times.
AP Literature and Composition 15 June 2012 “The allegory of the cave” Few people are able to realize the truth before them or the lie that makes them who they are. In the passage “The Allegory of the Cave” Plato starts off telling a story to Glaucon through Socrates, in this passage it contains pure metaphorical meaning about what people know about the truth. Socrates speaks about a cave, this cave contains prisoners these prisoners have benn held captive since childhood and there limbs have been set in place to look at a wall, behind them fire. This fire is used so other men can cast shadows of the walls. Automatically the prisoners start to see little images and start to give it names, but there is a smart prisoners among them and he is the taken out of the cave; he then realizes that everything he thought was real was now nothing.
How can we do all those things, and who taught us to do it all. Those “escapes” didn’t last long, but at those moments I felt completely abstracted from this world, and my inner voice was whispering “I live! I live...” and at those particular moments I attempted to realize the beauty of my own existence. It was an unusual feeling, and I’ve never shared it with anybody. I was afraid that people would think I’m crazy.
As in ancient time Archimedes seek to find at least one immovable, stable point in order to move the entire world, Descartes was looking to find at least one thing in which he could be certain about. So that he began to assume that everything in this world is false and he cannot be sure about it; he is being deceived and actually he did not have any senses and memory. No one can be certain about even unchangeable things such as shapes, places and extension, hence they always change and being false. So what is true in that world? Descartes suggests that the only thing that is true in that world is the fact that nothing is true and certain.
Consequently, the author notes that there may be reason for the act but there is not ultimate reaction especially when the interests are relinquished. Thus the arrogance of the individuals may as well be punished in the future. Notwithstanding, Derrida indicates that individuals may not achieve reality by using concepts. In fact, he states that the individuals that struggle through such a course of action may only attain another concept that delineates from the realistic point of view. On this note, he states that the idea of madness may not overrule truth and if the two are to be linked together, there may not be a definite answer to the situation due to the additional concepts that may arise.