Philosophy in the 8-Bit Dimension
Its always been well known that video games enhance your brain skills and behavior patterns for the better. Proven improved visual attention and eye-hand coordination are the obvious traits that games can hone in on, but what about other things like expanding your knowledge and perception of the world? No doubt there are plenty of video games that try to target math, memory, and problem solving skills like Brain Age, Earthpedia, and Lumosity - but what about subjects like Philosophy? In comes "8-Bit Philosophy” to the rescue. It’s not a video game but rather, YouTube videos of 8-bit game sprites and worlds to paint a very understandable picture of some of the more grander and more complex philosophical ideas that are more popular in the world today. Posted below are the links to the 10 episodes, I hope you enjoy them as they combined two of my favorite things - Video Games and Philosophy!
Episode 1: What is Real? (Plato’s Allegory of the Cave)http://youtu.be/lVDaSgyi3xE
Episode 2: Does SCIENCE = TRUTH? (Nietzsche’s Critique of Science)http://youtu.be/Y68mGbvZZZg
Episode 3: Do Humans Operate Like Computers? (Kant’s Moral Philosophy)http://youtu.be/8tf6BS9B2pY
Episode 4: Can We Be Certain of Anything? (Descartes and Cartesian Doubt)http://youtu.be/cDNCv-ob87E
Episode 5: Do We Enjoy Being Free? (Sarte on Bad Faith)http://youtu.be/aHrbeBTiO5w
Episode 6: Is Change An Illusion? (Zeno’s Paradoxes)http://youtu.be/80FP_ivdWnk
Episode 7: Does Rationality Give Life Meaning? (Kierkegaard)http://youtu.be/bJemN7zGhF0
Episode 8: Is There An End To History? (Hegel and the Philosophy of History)http://youtu.be/w6V_YKn8i9k
Episode 9: What is Marxism? (Karl Marx on Communism and Super Mario Bros.)http://youtu.be/Vz3eOb6Yl1s
Episode 10: Are You Authentic? (Heidegger and River City Ransom)http://youtu.be/iHT-xeU1LEk
If you like to keep up with this series, be sure to check out the site at www.8bitphilosophy.com
if any new episodes have been released, or follow them on Twitter at @8BitPhilosophy.