8-Bit Philosophy

I Game, Therefore I Am.

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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!

Does Privilege Matter? – 8-Bit Philosophy

January 25, 2015

What Is Evil? – 8-Bit Philosophy

January 11, 2015

Do We Need Government? (The Social Contract) – 8-Bit Philosophy

December 21, 2014

Who Was Socrates? – 8-Bit Philosophy

December 7, 2014

Machiavelli & The Prince: Is It Better to be Feared or Loved? – 8-Bit Philosophy

November 23, 2014

Is A Cat A Cat? (Derrida + Double Dragon) – 8-Bit Philosophy

November 8, 2014

Are Your Actions GOOD? (Kant vs. Mill) – 8-Bit Philosophy

October 26, 2014

What If You Could Get Away With Anything? (Plato + Zelda) – 8-Bit Philosophy

October 15, 2014

What is Woman? (de Beauvoir + Metroid) – 8-Bit Philosophy

September 28, 2014

Time is a Flat Circle? (Nietzsche + Mega Man) – 8-Bit Philosophy

September 15, 2014

Why Shouldn’t We Commit Suicide? (Camus + Donkey Kong) – 8-Bit Philosophy

August 30, 2014

Are You Authentic? (Heidegger + River City Ransom) – 8-Bit Philosophy

August 17, 2014

What is Marxism? (Karl Marx + Super Mario Bros.) – 8-Bit Philosophy

August 2, 2014

Is There an END to History? (Hegel) – 8-Bit Philosophy

July 19, 2014

Does Rationality Give Life Meaning? (Kierkegaard) – 8-Bit Philosophy

July 5, 2014

Is Change An Illusion? (Zeno) – 8-Bit Philosophy

June 22, 2014

Do We Enjoy Being Free? (Sartre) – 8-Bit Philosophy

June 8, 2014

Can We Be Certain of Anything? (Descartes) – 8-Bit Philosophy

May 25, 2014

Do Humans Operate Like Computers? (Kant) – 8-Bit Philosophy

May 11, 2014

Does SCIENCE = TRUTH? (Nietzsche) – 8-Bit Philosophy

May 4, 2014

What is Real? (Plato) – 8-Bit Philosophy

April 25, 2014