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8-Bit Philosophy

All Episodes 2015 - 2017

  • 2014-04-27T00:00:00Z
  • 3 mins
  • 2 hours, 30 mins
  • United States
  • Animation, Documentary
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!

59 episodes

1x01 What is Real? (Plato's Allegory of the Cave)

  • Series Premiere

    2014-04-27T04:00:00Z — 3 mins

8-Bit Philosophy, where classic video games introduce famous thinkers, problems, and concepts with quotes, teachings, and more. Watch as Plato’s Allegory of the Cave (presented in The Republic around 380BC) is introduced through The Legend of Zelda.

2x01 What Is Evil?

  • Season Premiere

    2015-01-11T05:00:00Z — 3 mins


  • no air date — 3 mins