Whiskey, Wellness, and Wisdom

with Matthew Bachman

Do you ever just sit and think? Not about anything in particular, but just letting your thoughts wander wherever they may go? If so, then congratulations – you’re engaging in philosophical reflection!

Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams. James Sunderland looking in the mirror.

Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams is a psychological horror game that delves deep into the heavier themes of guilt and our perception of reality.

Roll of film with the words: Philosophy through Film - Classism

One the films that the internet community is talking about is the 2019 Spanish film The Platform which rather heavy handily explores the theme of classism.

Silent Hill. Harry Mason waking up in cafe.

Konami’s legendary video game series Silent Hill is anything but mindless entertainment, it has a philosophy to the story. Like any good story, the series has layers like an onion that the player slowly peels away at to reveal an ultimate truth within the story’s universe. Over the course of the the game there are two important themes that are explored: parental duty and humanity. There is certainly a lesson in philosophy to be learnt through Silent Hill.

Sun rising over a field of grass wheat.

Is belief the same as faith? An analysis of how our beliefs and faith (or lack of) in said beliefs affect our daily lives.

Plato and Aristotle walking and disputing.

Whether or not philosophy can help with depression a tricky question to answer. The answer is not quite black and white.

Inspiration is an intelligent lady that plays hard to get.

The circular logic behind ideas is both fascinating and frustrating.

The fear of the unknown is deeply rooted in us. By embracing this uncertainty, we can live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.

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