Category Archives: philosophy

The Anxiety of Freedom, or: Philosophy as a Half-Baked Apology for Video Games

So it was Gamescom 2015 a few weeks ago, self-proclaimed as ‘the world’s largest computer and video game event’, which basically means it’s a trailer factory for Sony, Microsoft, and any other entertainment conglomerate that dare enter the ring. Avid

The Anxiety of Freedom, or: Philosophy as a Half-Baked Apology for Video Games

So it was Gamescom 2015 a few weeks ago, self-proclaimed as ‘the world’s largest computer and video game event’, which basically means it’s a trailer factory for Sony, Microsoft, and any other entertainment conglomerate that dare enter the ring. Avid

‘Man is Something To Overcome’: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#3/3)

‘Bout bloody time we wrapped this up. A couple weeks ago, in Part One , we talked about Nolan’s penchant for weaving Nietzsche into the tapestry of his films. We looked at The Dark Knight (a bit, sort of) and how some

‘Man is Something To Overcome’: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#3/3)

‘Bout bloody time we wrapped this up. A couple weeks ago, in Part One , we talked about Nolan’s penchant for weaving Nietzsche into the tapestry of his films. We looked at The Dark Knight (a bit, sort of) and how some

‘Man is Something to Overcome’: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#2/3)

So last time we left on a bit of a cliffhanger concerning a certain pickle that we’ve found ourselves in as a species (If you didn’t read Part One this won’t make much sense, so go back and read it

‘Man is Something to Overcome’: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#2/3)

So last time we left on a bit of a cliffhanger concerning a certain pickle that we’ve found ourselves in as a species (If you didn’t read Part One this won’t make much sense, so go back and read it

The (As it Were) Seminal Importance of Chat Magazine

For the purposes of this blog (and ergo modern science) I decided to dive headlong into the murky world of Women’s Real Life Weeklies. I regret to say I felt kind of bad about buying it. My snobbish sensibilities got

The (As it Were) Seminal Importance of Chat Magazine

For the purposes of this blog (and ergo modern science) I decided to dive headlong into the murky world of Women’s Real Life Weeklies. I regret to say I felt kind of bad about buying it. My snobbish sensibilities got

Man Is Something To Overcome: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#1/3)

Whilst watching Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, it struck me that behind all the out-of-this-world visuals (no pun intended) and somewhat corny over-sentimental dialogue, there was a whooole lotta Nietzsche going on, and that this film would provide a pretty solid gateway into

Man Is Something To Overcome: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#1/3)

Whilst watching Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, it struck me that behind all the out-of-this-world visuals (no pun intended) and somewhat corny over-sentimental dialogue, there was a whooole lotta Nietzsche going on, and that this film would provide a pretty solid gateway into