Kant's Categorical Imperative procedure is applied to the conundrum that animates the second installment of The Matrix trilogy: how can Neo act autonomously in a deterministic world? The essay argues that Neo's success depends on his ability to act on principle, an achievement that recovers a liberal humanist ideal from the claims of posthumanism.

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Journal Mosaic
Dragunoiu, D. (2007). Neo's Kantian choice: The matrix reloaded and the limits of the posthuman. Mosaic, 40(4), 50–67.