Review of Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy

Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy Christopher Robichaud (Editor) $17.95 August, 2014 As a professional philosopher, I am often wary of “pop philosophy”, mainly because it is rather like soda
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Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy Christopher Robichaud (Editor) $17.95 August, 2014 As a professional philosopher, I am often wary of “pop philosophy”, mainly because it is rather like soda pop: it is intended for light consumption. But, like soda, some of it is quite good and some of it is just sugary junk that will do little but rot your teeth (or mind). As a professional author in the gaming field, I am generally wary of attempts by philosophers to write philosophically about a game. While a philosopher might be adept at philosophy and might even know how to read a d4, works trying to jam gaming elements into philosophy (or vice versa) are often like trying to jam an ogre into full plate made for a Halfling: it will not be a good fit and no one is going to be happy with the results. Melding philosophy and gaming also has a rather high challenge rating, mainly because it is difficult to make philosophy interesting and comprehensible to folks outside of philosophy, such as. . .

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