Lyle Zynda received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1995. After spending a year teaching at Caltech, he took up his current position in the philosophy department at Indiana University South Bend (IUSB), where he is now associate professor. Dr. Zynda specializes in philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, epistemology, metaphysics and logic. He has published articles in internationally renowned journals such as Synthese, Philosophy of Science and Philosophical Studies. He also periodically teaches a course at IUSB called “Philosophy, Science and Science Fiction.”
Was Cypher Right? (Part II): The Nature of Reality and Why It Matters
from Taking the Red Pill
This is one essay from the anthology Taking the Red Pill
How many layers of meaning lie in “The Matrix”? As the Wachowski have said: “More than you will ever know.”
Taking the Red Pill is a non-fiction book that explores a variety of literary, philosophical, religious and scientific themes in the film “The Matrix.” Taking the Red Pill is targeted at intelligent, intellectually curious fans of the film.
About the Author
Glenn Yeffeth is the editor of several anthologies in the Smart Pop series, including The Anthology at the End of the Universe, Farscape Forever!, Five Seasons of Angel, Navigating the Golden Compass, Seven Seasons of Buffy, Taking the Red Pill and What Would Sipowitz Do? He lives in Dallas.