10 episodes

Philosophiraga is an audio presentation in the Well-Red Mage family of content. Each episode, I look at a big idea from the history of philosophy and discuss how it relates to the world of video games. It's sort of like an introductory philosophy course mashed up with gaming culture, which (I like to think) makes it a bit more interesting. If you've already studied philosophy, you're unlikely to learn anything new from Philosophiraga... but I hope you might be able to enjoy listening anyway.

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    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

Philosophiraga is an audio presentation in the Well-Red Mage family of content. Each episode, I look at a big idea from the history of philosophy and discuss how it relates to the world of video games. It's sort of like an introductory philosophy course mashed up with gaming culture, which (I like to think) makes it a bit more interesting. If you've already studied philosophy, you're unlikely to learn anything new from Philosophiraga... but I hope you might be able to enjoy listening anyway.

    M3E2: We're All Just Dreamed Up By A Fish (Immaterialism and Link's Awakening)

    M3E2: We're All Just Dreamed Up By A Fish (Immaterialism and Link's Awakening)

    If reality were just a dream, how could we tell? Are tables perfect? Why bother waking up a fish? Why did a dictionary maker kick a rock?

    All these questions and more will be... maybe answered, or maybe just alluded to, in this episode on Bishop Berkeley's subjective idealism. We also talk about video games a bit, of course.

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    You can also:

    Find me on Twitter: @overthinkery1 (and The Well-Red Mage @TheWellRedMage)
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    • 13 min
    M3E1: Ali-ontology 101 (Saint's Row IV and an Intro to Ontology)

    M3E1: Ali-ontology 101 (Saint's Row IV and an Intro to Ontology)

    What's even real anyway, dude? Like, does the world even exist, yo?

    These, albeit perhaps not phrased in quite the same way, are big questions in philosophy, and this episode is an introduction to ontology: the study of being and existence. Stay tuned for the rest of the module on ontology, in which we'll explore some theories about what there might be (or indeed not be) and what it might be like (or indeed not be like).

    If you're a fan of the show, I'm given to understand that feeding the algorithms by leaving ratings or reviews on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser is a super helpful thing you can do, so... go do that. Thanks!

    You can also:

    Find me on Twitter: @overthinkery1 (and The Well-Red Mage @TheWellRedMage)
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    Check out more Magely content at TheWellRedMage.com
    Support the show (http://patreon.com/thewellredmage)

    • 13 min
    M2E5: Final Fantasy: Fallacy Nova Contrapositus (Logical Fallacies)

    M2E5: Final Fantasy: Fallacy Nova Contrapositus (Logical Fallacies)

    Logic is weird and fuzzy. Fortunately, understanding logical fallacies can help us to cut through some of the fuzziness... as long as we're careful how we use them. This episode is an introduction to a few useful fallacies, illuminated with examples from the world of gaming.


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    Find me on Twitter: @overthinkery1 (and The Well-Red Mage @TheWellRedMage)
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    • 29 min
    Interview with My Other Half

    Interview with My Other Half

    It's a special interview episode: my guest is none other than my other half, Hannah!

    We discuss her gaming history, why she wants her games to be colourful and not boring, and how she feels about philosophy. Her views on philosophy might not be what you'd expect from someone who lives with me, but hey, different perspectives are what the world needs!


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    You can also:

    Find me on Twitter: @overthinkery1 (and The Well-Red Mage @TheWellRedMage)
    Discuss Philosophiraga on Reddit at The Well-Reddit Page
    Check out more Magely content at TheWellRedMage.com

    OR THE BESTEST NICEST THING YOU COULD DO:
    Support the show with a monthly pledge of any amount on Patreon to receive great boons and much love!
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    M2E4: OBJECTION! (Ace Attorney and Empiricism)

    M2E4: OBJECTION! (Ace Attorney and Empiricism)

    It's another episode of Philosophiraga, the bite-sized deep-dive into video games and philosophy.

    This time, we're looking at empiricism: the view that we know stuff through experience, and no other way. Phoenix Wright and co will help us to think about different kinds of knowledge, how experiencing something can help us to prove claims true or false, and what there even is to experience anyway.

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    • 16 min
    M2E3: Cogito Ergo You Died (Dark Souls and Rationalism)

    M2E3: Cogito Ergo You Died (Dark Souls and Rationalism)

    In this episode of Philosophiraga, the gaming and philosophy podcast, we take a look at rationalism. How can we know things without experiencing them? Rationalism has a few suggestions.

    Speaking of things we know without having experienced them, the way Dark Souls presents its story is so unlike anything else I've ever come across that I think it's worth talking about.

    We discuss intuition, innate knowledge, big ol' dragons, Souls of Lords, and playing games with a banana, all on this episode of Philosophiraga.

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    Find me on Twitter: @overthinkery1 (and The Well-Red Mage @TheWellRedMage)
    Discuss Philosophiraga on Reddit at The Well-Reddit Page
    Check out more Magely content at TheWellRedMage.com

    OR THE BESTEST NICEST THING YOU COULD DO:
    Support the show with a monthly pledge of any amount on Patreon to receive great boons and much love!
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

spef ,

Enlightening

Really fun and clear introduction to philosophy, explaining how video games can illustrate perennial topics and questions and maybe even give a new and unique perspective on them. Easy to get into, entertaining, thought-provoking!

The Surreality Project ,

Insightful and Well Thought Out

Examining video games through the lens of philosophical theory is such a good idea, I'm shocked nobody thought of it first. Quick bite length, the host's cool, calm delivery and complex ideas distilled into easy to understand arguments make this an easy and fascinating listen. Highly recommended.

Torto ,

Gaming and philosophical fundament

A great blend of topics that co-exist under our noses all the time with out our realizing it! Can’t wait for more - keep them coming Chris!

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