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.
Today we are returning to Bungie’s Destiny 2, which has been recently a fairly major update with more content, aptly named the Curse of Osiris.
When we last looked at Destiny 2, we looked at theology, organized religion, and personal identity. With the latest content, we get a solid look at one of the Tower’s greatest legends, Osiris, one of the strongest warlocks to ever be created by the Traveller.
As a warlock, Osiris was transfixed with understanding more about the universe than as previously known. Osiris’s obsession with the Vex led to his inevitable exile from the tower, but still he continued to pursue to understand all there was to know about them. Osiris love of knowledge, and drive to understand the Vex, and the Universe is reminiscent of both Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson, Socrates, Plato, and many influential Western Philosophers. He is the primary focus of today’s episode, as we begin to explore how one becomes a philosopher, and how sometimes it’s cool to be a philosopher… when you can control space magic, temporarily stop time inside controlled spaces, know death not as the end and shoot guns like a bad ass.
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 has 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.