Essay On Plato's Allegory Of The Cave '

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Taylor Chism
Philosophy 101
Britni Weaver
Final Essay
The Reality of Ignorant Bliss As long as we are living and breathing, there will constantly be a search of tangible fulfillment. Daily triumphs, hardships, heartbreak, lifetime goals; a never ending plethora of synapses occurring in our brains. However, “The Matrix” challenges those ideas and questions whether or not these connections and goals are physical occurrences or simply our brains registering things our nerves are programmed to tell us. If this is the case, the necessity of taking the “red pill” is immeasurable. Just as climbing out of the cave is a necessity in Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Many similarities and bridges can be drawn between “The Matrix” and major philosophical ideas, however, in my personal opinion, the strongest parallel is found in Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. It could even be said that “The Matrix” is a modern spin on Plato’s piece. In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, Plato explores
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The factual reality that gives most the shivers is that our brains are in control of anything and everything that we can physically perceive. Any of our senses are prone to exploitation and override from our brains. So would it be possible that our brains are simply hooked up to machines feeding us the neuro-nutrition we need in order to continue life in a manner satisfactory to the human race? It is truly impossible to tell, because our brains are still in charge. A person could think they went into the matrix only to find it was simply a change-up of brain synapses. Or perhaps, it is some sort of reverse: we limit our brains to configuring only the things we can mentally grasp at that moment in time. Because we are raised to believe rules and laws and physical boundaries, we inhibit our brain’s ability to allow us to exceed such limitations. This would be what the director of “The Matrix” thinks. This is why Neo can stop bullets and fight in nearly superman
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