Category: Philosophy

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8 Bit Trump

Checking in with our pals at Wisecrack’s 8 Bit Philosophy brings us this gem of a video, critiquing Donald Trump through the lens of French critical theory and Greek philosophy, as presented through the...

Muppet Philosophy

We’re taking a break from Star Wars this week to link to a very different venerable popular culture franchise (also owned by Disney!), the Muppets. Similar to an entry from the popular-culture-philosophy series by...

Jedi Philosophy

For many people, the main appeal of George Lucas’ “Star Wars” movies is the “Jedi Way,” the philosophy/religion that guides the mystical Jedi knights. But where does this philosophy come from, and does it hold up under scrutiny?

God of the Gaps

The “God of the Gaps” argument –that God is the explanation for all the things we don’t (yet) understand –is more popular among atheists than believers, because of its apparent weaknesses. Yet is it...