Philosophical Themes in Mass Effect

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Issue Date
2014
Authors
Aristidou, Michael
Bassalo, B.
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Journal Article
Peer-Reviewed
Abstract
In this paper we will analyze some decisions a player has to make as Shepard, the main character from the popular video game Mass Effect. We will view those decisions through the lenses of two philosophical positions, utilitarianism and Nietzsche’s “will to power”, and connect those and other dilemmas to our own world today. We will also discuss ways how Mass Effect could be integrated into and be a useful aid for an introductory philosophy class.
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