Jul 15, 2022
Author Kyle Johnson visits Google to discuss his book "Inception
and Philosophy" which draws insight from important philosophical
minds from Plato to Aristotle, Decartes to Hume, to shed new light
on the movie's captivating themes, including the one that everyone
talks about: did the top ever fall down (and does it even
In the world of Christopher Nolan's four-time Academy Award-winning movie Inception, people can share one another's dreams and alter their beliefs and thoughts. Inception is a metaphysical heist film that raises more questions than it answers: Can we know what is real? Can you be held morally responsible for what you do in dreams? What is the nature of dreams, and what do they tell us about the boundaries of the "self" and the "other"? Johnson’s book further explores the movie's key questions and themes, including how we can tell if we're dreaming or awake, how to make sense of a paradox, and whether or not dream inception is possible. It also gives new insights into the nature of free will, time, dreams, and the unconscious mind.
Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/inceptionandphilosophy to watch the video.