Introduction

The extensive literature on the philosophical aspects ofThe Matrix Trilogyperpetuates a number of highly problematic models for inter-relating philosophy and film texts. A great many of these articles are written by philosophers and do not draw on the literature that is available in the comparativel...

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Published in: Adapting Philosophy p. 1
Main Author: CATHERINE CONSTABLE
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Manchester University Press 01-18-2013
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Summary: The extensive literature on the philosophical aspects ofThe Matrix Trilogyperpetuates a number of highly problematic models for inter-relating philosophy and film texts. A great many of these articles are written by philosophers and do not draw on the literature that is available in the comparatively new interdisciplinary field of Film-Philosophy.¹ As a result, the majority treat the trilogy as a beginner’s guide to philosophy, positioning the films in two ways: positively, as useful examples that make the theories accessible; or negatively, as misinterpretations/distortions of the philosophical sources.² Importantly, viewing the films as mere illustrations or bad copies of
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