Zelda Teaches You Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”

April 28, 2014 | Andy Cush

8-Bit Philosophy, a new web series, aims to teach basic philosophical concepts through classic video game imagery. The first episode explores Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” using visuals from The Legend of Zelda. I like it a lot more than Thug Notes, the creators’ previous series, which uses a lazy, totally unfunny caricature of a black “thug” to teach literary classics. Look at him, in his do-rag and gold chain, using such modern urban colloquialisms as “yo,” “holla,” and “homies.” Isn’t learning fun?