[COMIC] Philosophical Conflicts at the Poker Table
Spencer Giel

30 March 2017

Fichte, Nietzsche, Hegel, and Kant sit down for some No-Limits Texas Hold 'em. What could go wrong?

Each of these philosophers bring their philosophical ideas to the table, in an overstated manner—for humor's sake, of course!

It turns out that combining Kant's strict ethics and the unrestrained nature of the Ubermensch does not mesh well with the game of poker. Find out how things turn out in this comic courtesy of Existential Comics.


"Wait, but isn't stealing also wrong, according the the Categorical Imperative?"</p><p>"Ah, common mistake, you are applying the maxim too broadly. The maxim of what we are doing isn't 'stealing', it is 'getting one over on Nietzsche', which as you know is not only morally permissible, but in fact a moral imperative."

Amused by the comic above? Or should philosophers stick to less comical matters? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Didn't get the joke? Interested in finding out more about the thoughts of the philosophers in this comic? Check out our shows on Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche for more. 


Comments (2)

420_ZaRAthUsTRa's picture


Thursday, March 30, 2017 -- 6:28 PM

If philosophy has taught me

If philosophy has taught me anything, its that we all need some humor in our lives from time to time.... haha!

Imapotatoe's picture


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 -- 7:15 PM

Interesting idea combining

Interesting idea combining comic strips and philosophy together like that. It makes this site a lot more enjoyable...