Videogames and Philosophy

Videogame controllers and screen.

Author: Alex Fisher Category: Ethics, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Metaphysics Word Count: 999 Videogames allow people to live out their sporting dreams, explore other worlds, complete puzzles for hours on end, and more. But videogames aren’t just fun: they raise serious philosophical and ethical issues, some of which are reviewed here. 1. The Ethics … Continue reading Videogames and Philosophy

Wu-Wei: Acting without Desire

Cook Ding Cuts Up an Ox

Author: Henrique Schneider Categories: Chinese Philosophy, Historical Philosophy Word Count: 997 Wu-wei (無爲, wúwéi) is a central concept in early Chinese philosophy. However, different schools of thought conceptualized the notion differently, so it is difficult to briefly capture its multiple senses and uses. Our focus here will be on one sense of wu-wei in the … Continue reading Wu-Wei: Acting without Desire

Aesthetics vs. Art

Author: Brock Rough Category: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art Word Count: 1000 1. The Distinction While some people take the field of aesthetics, broadly construed, to include the philosophy of art, it is instructive to examine whether and where the two notions diverge. Recognizing the distinction between the appropriate scopes of these concepts is important because there … Continue reading Aesthetics vs. Art