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

Meditations on Second Philosophy

Descartes: "Meditations on First Philosophy was so popular, i can't believe it. Everyone is reading my work! "

Descartes: "The publisher is really wanting a sequel, though. What else is a revolutionary philosophy? Hmm..."

Descartes: "I know, instead of practicing methodological doubt I'll try methodological belief! I'll practice believing absolutely everything. Starting with the fact that this is a brilliant idea."

Descartes: "I'll believe everything I hear, to see if I can find at least one fact that cannot be believed."

Person 1: "Did you know if you swallow a watermelon seed a watermelon will grow inside of you?"
Descartes: "I believe it."

Person 2: "Did you know alligators live in the sewers because people flushed them down their toilets?"
Descartes: "Seems reasonable to me."
Person 2: "Also the earth is flat."
Descartes: "Why not?"

Person 3: "The best way to help poor people is to give more money to rich people."
Descartes: "I believe th- wait...what? how?"

Person 3: "Because then they'll hire poor people to do work, and the wealth will trickle down."
Descartes: "Are you stupid?"

Person 3: "No, actually it's all based on math. Check out this graph, it explains why the poor deserve to suffer."
Descartes: "Alright, well i found the one thing too stupid to believe."
Alternate title: "How Descartes Became a Communist."

Desert Island Philosophy

Description: four philosophers are on a desert island.

Thomas Hobbes: Well, we really have a problem. We've crashed on this island and i don't see much food around."

Kierkegaard: "Yes, we do have a problem..." 

Kierkegaard: "...what is the meaning of life?"

Descartes: "What? That's not our problem Kierkegaard, our problem is that we need to establish one certain fact on which to build our framework of knowledge, otherwise how do we even know we are on a desert island at all?"

Wittgenstein: "That's not our problem, Descartes."

Wittgenstein: "Our problem is that “we have no food”, is a negative fact, which we can't empirically verified--, because we can't do that without observing that there are no further facts to observe, which is impossible."

Descartes: "No, Wittgenstein, once we ground our-"

Hobbes, shouting: "Everyone shut up! Do you idiots not understand how dire the situation is? If we don't form a society we will all be in a war of all against all, and certainly starve."

Descartes: "Ahh, I see, Hobbes. So you are saying our problem is how do we form a new society based on rational principles?"

Hobbes: "Exactly. I suggest we form a constitutional monarchy."

Descartes: "But who will be the Monarch?"

Hobbes, waving a large stick at the others: "Isn't it obvious? The one with the stick is the Monarch. Now get to work looking for food!"
"But how do you justify your idea that we all need to follow the man with the stick?" "I'll give you a one guess..."

A Brief History of Metaphysics

Also...everything is facts.

Philosophy News Network: The Evil Demon

"Oh, but also, the Star Wars Prequels were good in the real world. Like, even better than the originals. I made up Jar Jar Binks out of boredom, sorry about that."

Philosophy Round Table: Human Nature


Man is the animal that watches stupid TV shows.

The Amazing Descartes


And for my next trick, I will move my body around using only my soul! But my soul is immaterial and my body material, how I am doing it? Magic. That's how.

Philosophers at the Casino


Hume had been burned by Descartes before, but he figured that was no reason not to trust him now...

Cartesian Office


"Wait a minute...what if there is some kind of evil demon who is deceiving me into thinking God is necessarily good? Oh yeah, that's right, God wouldn't let that happen because he is necessarily good."

The Life of Francis




"You've got to always look on the bright side of life. Because any attempt to deduce the bright of life from reason alone will still rely on concepts gained from prior experience of the bright side of liiiiiife."

Jury Selection


If you've noticed any characters appearing and disappearing, it isn't because the artist is lazy, it is because an evil demon is deceiving you.

Cartesian Roommates


Spinoza thinking about the keys like three days later: "wait a second, I don't even HAVE pockets!"

Star Wars: but instead of normal, it's with philosophers



They made some prequels, but it had this one really annoying character, Jar Jar Nietzsche, and they weren't very well regarded.

Skeptiholics Anonymous


Does Sextus Empiricus have the sexiest name of any philosopher? Well, there is actually no way to know, so we should withhold judgement.

Silicon Valley Philosophy


Startup idea: it's like Uber, but for philosophy. You put in your location, and within 15 minutes a philosopher shows up to argue with you about the nature of justice. I call it Ubermensch

Descartes's Demon

"God, get in here! He thinks that you are necessarily good!" "What!? No way, I've got to see this."

Twelve Angry Philosophers



What? You didn't expect twelve philosophers to agree on something did you?

The Problems of Philosophers


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