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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.

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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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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English


Episodes

Episode Zero: LeChucking Knowledge At Ya (Monkey Island and an Introduction)

11/23/2019
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We're launching Philosophiraga! This is a pre-episode of sorts explaining the format and giving well-owed thanks. 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 Support the show with a monthly pledge of any amount on Patreon to receive great boons and much love Support the show

Duration:00:15:59

M1E1: You're Gonna Have A Bad Time (Undertale and Virtue Ethics)

11/23/2019
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Module one episode one, baybay! Our first big topic is moral philosophy; in this very first episode, we discuss indie darling Undertale and Aristotle's conception of what it means to be a good person. 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 Support the show with a monthly pledge of any amount on Patreon to receive great boons and much...

Duration:00:16:17

M1E2: Incredibly Wicked, BioShockingly Evil and Vile, or: Shadow of the Consequentialism (BioShock and Utilitarianism)

11/23/2019
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Part two of Philosophiraga's look at moral philosophy, in which we discuss utilitarianism. Are quantitative calculations the best way to go when deciding the right thing to do? Do we murder little girls for superpowered sea slugs, or... not? And why didn't BioShock go all in on the moral quandary anyway?! 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...

Duration:00:15:13

M1E3: Kant Theft Auto (Grand Theft Auto and Kant's Deontological Ethics)

11/23/2019
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It's probably fair to say that the player characters in Grand Theft Auto aren't the best people, but how do we establish this? What should compel them to be better? And shouldn't we do more to be nice to fictional characters? 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 Support the show with a monthly pledge of any amount on Patreon to receive great...

Duration:00:18:42

The Video Games and Philosophy Podcast Launch and Giveaway

11/22/2019
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Philosophiraga launches with its first four episodes TOMORROW. Something else you'll hear in this episode, possibly of EVEN MORE INTEREST, is that we're giving away free stuff to celebrate. Listen now to find out how to win. Support the show

Duration:00:02:13

Philosophiraga: Still Coming Soon.

11/14/2019
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November 23rd, people. That's not far away. In this second advert, I point out some of the things which will almost definitely make Philosophiraga a beloved hit: it's got games, it's got philosophy, it's got a soundtrack, it's got a sexy logo. What more could you want? Support the show

Duration:00:01:07

Philosophiraga: Coming Soon.

10/29/2019
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Wanna know what Philosophiraga is? Wanna know when it's out? For answers to all these questions AND MORE (well, not really), check out our first teaser for the show. This is an advert that will take you less than two minutes to listen to, and it might even make you smile. That's gotta be worth having a listen. Support the show

Duration:00:01:06