The Philosophy of Bioshock

[Ayn Rand, Rapture, Plasmids, Civil War]

We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.
-Andrew Ryan

A remastered presentation on the Philosophy of Bioshock, drawing heavily from the book “Bioshock: Rapture” by John Shirley, as well as the original game released in 2007. This presentation features the life of Andrew Ryan, Rapture’s backstory, the many challenges that the inhabitants of Rapture faced and how Rapture’s downfall also mirrors our own turbulent times. Bioshock was inspired from the works and the life of Ayn Rand – depicting the glory of heroism, the triumph of the individual and the success of capitalism – which is all set against the historic backdrop of early Russian and American society.

Topics Include: Ayn Rand, Russian Revolution, Lenin, Bolshevism, Andrew Ryan, Ken Levine, Panama Canal, Individualism, Capitalism, Objectivism, Altruism, Social Justice, Atlas Shrugged, We The Living, The Fountainhead, Aristotle, Adam Smith, The invisible Hand, Mercantilism, Physiocrats, American Revolution, The BIll of Rights, The Gilded Age, Prohibition, Franklin Roosevelt, The New Deal, Berlin Wall, Cold War, Huey Long, Plasmids, Adam, Sofia Lamb, Frank Fontaine, Atlas, Sullivan, Bill Mcdonagh, Anna Culpepper, Jasmine Jolene, Sander Cohen, Jack, Would you kindly, Rock and Roll and KISS.

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