New article up on Overthinking It today about video games and the categorical imperative. Excerpt:
You don’t need to question if killing everyone you see, stockpiling on shuriken and climbing cliff faces while birds fling themselves at you like meteorites (these damn BIRDS) is getting you closer to your end. You never stop and wonder, “Is any of this bringing me closure on my father’s death?” You just keep going. So long as you kill everything you see and keep your life bar full, you’re doing the right thing.
You’re on the path. And so long as you stay on the path all the time, you’ll get to the end. You’re following the categorical imperative.