How Video Games Enhance Learning

Posted by Sam on 6/15/16 9:30 AM

In this article, I will provide a philosophical argument of why playing video games helps us learn. I will argue that video games are an enjoyable workout for the mind, and that they are valuable for their ability to improve our general cognitive learning capacities.

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What You Need To Know Before You Study Philosophy

Posted by Robbie Kubala on 5/18/15 5:00 PM

There are no prerequisities for talking about the things that matter most.

I’ve been studying philosophy since the age of fourteen, when my grandpa, a philosophy professor, invited me to spend the summer with him and learn about Plato and Aristotle with his college undergrads. Right away, I was hooked. Not only were we asking some of the most fascinating questions a human being can consider—what is justice? What is happiness? How can you live a good life?—we were learning from people who had been dead for over two millennia, whose ideas still felt just as fresh as the opinion section of the New York Times

Since then, I’ve taken a lot more philosophy classes, and even taught a few of my own. But even though doing a PhD means becoming even more specialized, I’ve come to believe that philosophy can be made accessible and relevant to everyone, just as my grandpa made it accessible and relevant to me.

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Philosophy Tutor: Pain and Pleasure

Posted by Enoch Lambert on 8/22/14 10:15 AM

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Philosophy Tutor: The Problem of Moral Imperfection

Posted by Enoch Lambert on 7/23/14 10:53 AM

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Philosophy Tutor: Outlining Your Objection

Posted by Enoch Lambert on 6/23/14 9:43 AM

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Philosophy Tutor: The Delicate Dance of the Outline (Pt. 1)

Posted by Enoch Lambert on 4/18/14 9:14 AM

 
Today, our Philosophy Tutor breaks down that most essential--and all-too-frequently-neglected--part of the essay-writing process: the Outline.
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Philosophy Tutor: Objections and Responses

Posted by Enoch Lambert on 3/31/14 9:15 AM

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Philosophy Tutor: Constructing the Argument

Posted by Enoch Lambert on 3/5/14 8:42 AM

 
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Philosophy Tutor: Crafting the Claim

Posted by Enoch Lambert on 1/8/14 8:34 AM

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The Philosophy Tutor: Good Writing is a Hard Road to Travel

Posted by Enoch Lambert on 12/9/13 8:28 AM

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