8-Bit Philosophy

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Welcome to the official site of 8-Bit Philosophy, the show where video games make you smart. Want to learn about Marxism through Mario Bros.? Or Plato’s Allegory of the Cave through Zelda? Or how about the Myth of Sisyphus through Donkey Kong? 8-Bit Philosophy is your go-to resource for learning about fundamental philosophy concepts through the lens of classic 8-bit video games.

Get introduced to philosophers including Jean-Paul Sartre, Niccolò Machiavelli, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Socrates, Zeno of Elea, René Descartes, Søren Kierkegaard, Immanuel Kant, and more!

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Will History END?<br>(Hegel: The Philosophy of History)

Will History END?
(Hegel: The Philosophy of History)

Does Rationality Give Life Meaning? (Kierkegaard: Truth is Subjectivity)

Does Rationality Give Life Meaning? (Kierkegaard: Truth is Subjectivity)

Is Change An Illusion? (Zeno’s Paradoxes)

Is Change An Illusion? (Zeno’s Paradoxes)

Do We Enjoy Being Free?<br>(Final Fantasy + Sartre)

Do We Enjoy Being Free?
(Final Fantasy + Sartre)

Can We Be Certain of Anything? (Descartes & Cartesian Doubt)

Can We Be Certain of Anything? (Descartes & Cartesian Doubt)

Do Humans Operate Like Computers? (Kant’s Moral Philosophy)

Do Humans Operate Like Computers? (Kant’s Moral Philosophy)

Does SCIENCE = TRUTH?<br>(Nietzsche + Mega Man)

Does SCIENCE = TRUTH?
(Nietzsche + Mega Man)

What is Real? <br> (Plato’s Allegory of the Cave)

What is Real?
(Plato’s Allegory of the Cave)