Does Political Correctness WORK? – 8-Bit Philosophy

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Press Start for “Does Political Correctness WORK?” by 8-Bit Philosophy, where classic video games introduce famous thinkers, problems, and concepts with quotes, teachings, and more. In this episode, we’ll dive into philosophy of language – specificially questioning whether politically correct (PC) language is helpful in combating discrimination or if it, instead, does more harm than good.

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=== Further Reading ===
The Antidiscrimination Paradigm: Irrational, Unjust, and Tyrannical by Ben O’Neill:

A Critique of Politically Correct Language by Ben O’Neill:

Moral Self-Licensing: When Being Good Frees Us to Be Bad:

Stereotype Threat and Working Memory: Mechanisms, Alleviation, and Spillover:

Written by: Matt Reichle
Directed by: Jared Bauer
Narrator: Nathan Lowe
Edited by: Sean Rowe & Ryan Hailey (
Animations by: Dean Bottino
Motion Graphics by: Drew Levin
Sound & Music Supervision: David Krystal (
Assistant Editor: Andrew Nishimura
Produced by: Jacob Salamon

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