A philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also Jokes

Captain Metaphysics and the Problem of Language


Yes, all problems of philosophy are problems of language, but it turns out that all problems of language are problems of punching, so...
Yes, all problems of philosophy are problems of language, but it turns out that all problems of language are problems of punching, so...

Captain Metaphysics and the Postmodern Peril


Strawman Derrida defeated again!
Strawman Derrida defeated again!

Stoic School Athletics


Although I bet even the Stoics would be pretty pissed off if they blew a 28-3 lead in the Superbowl.
Although I bet even the Stoics would be pretty pissed off if they blew a 28-3 lead in the Superbowl.

Captain Metaphysics and the Extreme Skeptic


Philosophical ideas that can be refuted by punching:
1. Moral Nihilism
2. Moral Relativism
3. Scepticism about the outside world
4. Scepticism about causation
5. Denial of qualia
6. That violence never accomplishes anything
Philosophical ideas that can be refuted by punching: 1. Moral Nihilism 2. Moral Relativism 3. Scepticism about the outside world 4. Scepticism about causation 5. Denial of qualia 6. That violence never accomplishes anything

Ancient Greek Office


They all laughed, but Thales's bottled water company went on to become a billion dollar empire.
They all laughed, but Thales's bottled water company went on to become a billion dollar empire.

Rebel Without a Constant Conjunction



"Hey Dad, I need some advice on dealing with some trouble I'm in with the Transcendental Idealists."
"Son, how many times have I told you not to hang around Transcendental Idealists? Why don't you hang out with that nice Empiricist boy from the church?"
"Berkeley? He is such a loser!"
"Hey Dad, I need some advice on dealing with some trouble I'm in with the Transcendental Idealists." "Son, how many times have I told you not to hang around Transcendental Idealists? Why don't you hang out with that nice Empiricist boy from the church?" "Berkeley? He is such a loser!"

Captain Metaphysics and the Ship of Theseus


You face is suddenly looking a lot like a problem of Metaphysics, Kant.
You face is suddenly looking a lot like a problem of Metaphysics, Kant.

Captain Metaphysics and the Wizard of Elea


Plus, everyone knows it's a stupid thought experiment anyway.
Plus, everyone knows it's a stupid thought experiment anyway.

Captain Metaphysics and the Mereological Monster


Although when you think about it, it's probably still a monad
Although when you think about it, it's probably still a monad

Greek Hold'em


I gave them name tags because all Greek philosophers look alike. I don't mean that in a racist way...I mean it in a prejudice-against-philosophers way.
I gave them name tags because all Greek philosophers look alike. I don't mean that in a racist way...I mean it in a prejudice-against-philosophers way.

Captain Metaphysics and the Ghost in the Machine


It's one of the best kept secrets in philosophy departments that most, if not all, metaphysical problems can be solved by punching stuff really hard.
It's one of the best kept secrets in philosophy departments that most, if not all, metaphysical problems can be solved by punching stuff really hard.

The Philosopher King

It turns out that Plato's noble lie was that philosophers would make good kings
It turns out that Plato's noble lie was that philosophers would make good kings
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