Armchair Gaming

Armchair Gaming Episode 2: The Allegory of the Cave Part 2

Welcome to another episode of Armchair Gaming. The goal for this show is simple: I want to help you learn more about philosophy, and I’ll be using video games as an instrument to help teach it.

In Episode 1, we set ourselves up in “the cave.” This is incredibly important for Plato and the rest of the philosophy world, as the cave is the place where he sets up human understanding. We left off at one of the most exciting parts of the story, as we are about to discover what true knowledge is to Plato. In setting up what human understanding is relative to true knowledge, Plato wants to demonstrate the lack of knowledge or wisdom within the current rule. He also positions himself and other philosophers to be the true rulers in his eyes.

As was the case last week, we will be exploring the idea of the cave while venturing into more literal caves within Crea, a sandbox exploration game with strong RPG elements.

Today’s episode will finish off the introductory series. I hope you learned something over the course of these two episodes about philosophy, and I hope to see you in the next episode! I hope you enjoy. And remember, you never go a day in your life without living some philosophy.

 

About Armchair Gaming

I had the chance to explore philosophy in high school, and I loved it so much that I went on to study it at Trent University, where I obtained a bachelor of Arts, majoring in philosophy. I feel so strongly about the subject that I often find myself going through the books I had purchased over my university career, as well as adding to the collection regularly.

Philosophy is an amazingly exciting subject that can teach us not just what to think, but how to think. Unfortunately, a lot of people see philosophy as some intimidating monster, with difficult concepts and theories to grasp. Conversely, some see it as a waste of someone’s time and intellect. As someone who’s dedicated their life to the subject, this Scholarly Gamer wants to bring philosophy to you in a way that is approachable, sometimes funny, and presented through a medium of great importance to himself and millions of other people around the world: Games.

I hope you’ll join us on this journey. And remember, you never go a day in your life without living some philosophy.

Author: Sheldon Goodridge

Sheldon was Born and raised in Canada’s Capital City, Ottawa, where he came to love 4 things… Metal, Hockey, Knitting and Gaming. Sheldon has a B.A in philosophy from Trent University, and uses his critical analysis and knowledge from his 4 years accidentally ruining everything for everyone. In his limited spare time, He generally tries to be an upstanding Canadian Citizen