Tag: 8-Bit Philosophy

Should Animals Have Human Rights? (Pokémon + Speciesism) – 8-Bit Philosophy

Fluffy McFlufferson, Pussy Meowsalot, Turtle Turtleson, and Muffin head. In 2014, Americans spent over $56 billion dollars on their beloved pets. But how can we reconcile this affinity with the horrific ways in which animals are often treated? Thinkers like Rene Descartes have argued that since animal lack consciousness, they are essentially machines, and thus do not have moral status....

What is Marxism? (Karl Marx + Super Mario Bros.) – 8-Bit Philosophy

Consider, my dear viewers, a world. A world without money, without class divisions, where everyone gives according to their abilities and takes according to their needs. Sounds pretty sweet, no? To German poet and philosopher Karl Marx, such a Communist utopia was not only possible, it was inevitable- or what he called “the march of history” Though deeply influenced by...

Is Trump the END of Politics? – 8-Bit Philosophy

Body building—the art of meticulously sculpting every muscle of your body in order to achieve an ideal image: Proportionate, symmetrical,statuesque perfection. Politics is more like body building than one might think, except instead of molding your body, politicians painstakingly sculpt their personalities in order to optimize their appeal to voters. That's why Carly Fiorina startedsmiling… and probably shouldn't have. According...