Thank you for tuning into the first episode of Armchair Gaming! It is my hope as your host that you will watch and enjoy the show, and maybe learn a thing or two about philosophy through the medium of video games.
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.
Today’s episode is more of an intro class than an in-depth analysis, but I hope you will enjoy it all the same!
This week on Armchair Gaming:
Our first lesson is about The Allegory of the Cave. If you have taken a philosophy class in high school or university, chances are you have heard The Allegory of The Cave. In this important piece by Plato, we explore what human knowledge is, and begin to explore the disciplines within philosophy itself.
While exploring caves in the sandbox RPG Crea, we will be talking about Plato’s Cave, and begin to grasp at what philosophy is and how it impacts our everyday lives.
I hope you enjoy. And remember, you never go a day in your life without living some philosophy.