We Live in a Society
Do I want to eat an entire cake by myself? No. Will I do it to spite Rousseau? Abosolutely.
Thomas Hobbes and The King
Eventually they took it too far though and made Hobbes "admit Rousseau was right" and he joined the revolution.
Your Money or Your Life!
Yes, that is exactly what Rousseau meant by "forced to be free".
Hobbes, Locke, and Very Silly Hats
This is actually why there was a ministry of silly walks in Monty Python, because they live in an alternate universe where Hobbes's theory of Leviathan became the dominant political text of the 20th century.
Calvin and Thomas Hobbes
Of course Hobbes was named after Thomas Hobbes, but Bill Watterson was too much of an intellectual coward to have the majority of the comics be based around the Leviathan.
Philosophers Rebuild Society
"See this is why the ideal republic has a horde of simpletons, who we lie to and they do all the hard work for us."
The State of Nature: Hobbes vs Rousseau
Philosophy would be a lot easier if everything were black and white.
Desert Island Philosophy
"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..."
Dungeons & Dragons & Philosophers VIII: the Sci-fi Debate
I know this is the sixth or seventh comic that Aristotle has appeared in with a cowboy hat, but this is no the canonical explanation for how he got it. These comics are all chronically out of order, it turns out, or something like that.
"What did you bring again, Marx?" "I brought the cake." "I thought Engels brought that." "Uh...it's from both of us."
Social Contract Theory: The Game
It turns out that when you agree to play a game with Camus, you implicitly agree to the "Camus Contract". That means Camus is gonna do whatever the fuck he wants.
Although Sartre was obviously in bad faith when he said that Nietzsche has a terrible mustache, because come on.
Twelve Angry Philosophers
What? You didn't expect twelve philosophers to agree on something did you?
THERE, I DID AN AYN RAND JOKE. I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY BECAUSE THAT IS IT, FOREVER.
Risk: a Game of Conquest, a Game of Philosophy
This comic actually takes place over the course of seven hours. Not shown was the six hours and fifty five minutes of rolling dice and swearing.
Language Games: Philosophers Play Pictionary
Growing up in a wealthy home, Wittgenstein never actually saw a beetle as a child. When he asked his parents and relatives what a beetle looked like, they gave descriptions, but he could tell they didn't know either. As he grew older, he theorized that no one had ever actually seen a beetle. He told all his philosopher friends, who just got really excited and assumed that he was making a profound point regarding the nature of language. He was too embarrassed to correct them and simply pretended like that was what he meant all along. He still isn't sure what a beetle is to this day, or if they even exist at all.
Sartre and Hobbes play Monopoly
Hume: Just because the rules have always said that people break out of jail when they roll a double in the past doesn't mean they do now. Check the inside of the box again.