Philographics

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Explaining philosophy through basic shapes! Created by Genis Carreras. A big thanks to yoiness for bringing this to my attention

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  1. really cool

    Comment by bulsara — August 29, 2011 @ 19:21
  2. I’m glad that u like them bulsara :-)

    Comment by thebrainbehind — August 29, 2011 @ 19:24
  3. Why is Hedonism a pink triangle? Do you know about the origin of the pink triangle & who uses it these days? Just wondering. Fabulous work notwithstanding.

    Comment by Nicky D — August 29, 2011 @ 19:37
  4. i don’t have a clue to be honest.. maybe u should direct this question to the artist … i think the pink triangle was used by hitler to denote homosexuals

    Comment by thebrainbehind — August 29, 2011 @ 20:05
  5. Exactly! That made it puzzling / curious, yes. I thought you were the artist, I apologise. *blushes profusely*

    Comment by Nicky D — August 29, 2011 @ 20:42
  6. :-)

    Comment by thebrainbehind — August 29, 2011 @ 20:57
  7. Really nice ! But I wonder why you used the St Peter Cross for atheism ?

    Comment by Marc — August 29, 2011 @ 21:31
  8. Answering Nicky D’s question: although only the artist can say for sure, I’m almost sure the pink inverted triangle implies the naked female body.

    Comment by Carlos Freire — August 30, 2011 @ 05:37
  9. I was wondering what Fonts you used?
    Great work.

    Comment by harrison — August 30, 2011 @ 05:55
  10. These are stunning. The simplicity of the shapes juxtaposes the complexity of each philosophy beautifully.

    Comment by SithlordDouche — August 30, 2011 @ 06:12
  11. @ carlos nice one!

    Comment by thebrainbehind — August 30, 2011 @ 07:43
  12. These are stylish and informative. Engaging but short. Brilliant. I swoon.

    Comment by CHAY — August 30, 2011 @ 15:00
  13. Please join my page on facebook, we will be featuring them there and I would like to add artist’s name and give proper recognition. Also, I would like to keep in touch with your work.

    Comment by CHAY — August 30, 2011 @ 15:02
  14. Wow, it was great seeing all these concepts both visually and in a nutshell of a text.

    It made me realize how I am a mix of all of them. But I guess I identify more with Humanism. What about you?

    Comment by Juan Altitude — August 30, 2011 @ 20:46
  15. Could you explain your decision to make the political symbol of gay solidarity into a visual representation of hedonism?

    Comment by Teapot — August 30, 2011 @ 22:10
  16. @teapot

    By your rationale the symbol of Nihilism is an appropriation of the tic-tac-toe game or the multiplication sing. But I will risk a three-part answer to your question:

    (1.) the artist is clearly homophobic and this whole work is just an excuse to target the gay solidarity movement, and you found it; (2.) is a coincidence; (3.) you’re an idiot.

    Just to be clear, the options are not mutually exclusive.

    Comment by Carlos Freire — August 31, 2011 @ 03:15
  17. These are outstanding. I want them all as full-sized posters throughout my home.

    Comment by Sophie — August 31, 2011 @ 06:58
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  19. great posters! but the nihilism is truly the greatest ;D

    Comment by b666 — August 31, 2011 @ 14:40
  20. Really great stuff. from a Philosophy student.

    Comment by Robin — September 2, 2011 @ 01:07
  21. Single best webpage i’ve ever seen. Love the conciseness, love the symbolism and the accuracy with which the schools of thought are all presented. I am extremely impressed.

    Comment by Shaddy — September 2, 2011 @ 12:17
  22. wow. this is really cool. thumbs up. :))

    Comment by Zhaira Marie — September 2, 2011 @ 14:26
  23. amazing. ideally love those kind of graphicdesign.

    Comment by cosmicgirl — September 2, 2011 @ 21:45
  24. Very stimilating…which forms part of Stimulism which is the belief that we exist. The graphic is a big booby. Also very cool which is a part of coolism…and so forth. Marie hahaha

    Comment by marie blazek — September 3, 2011 @ 16:25
  25. I don’t know if Atheism should be an inverted cross – that would probably better fit Antitheism. In fact, I’m not sure it should even be a cross at all, since it opposes all religion, but, whatever.

    And maybe the Humanism symbol should’ve been the “Happy Human”, or bore a resemblance to it.

    Comment by dude — September 6, 2011 @ 00:46
  26. @teapot
    @carlos freire

    The pink inverted triangule is the symbol that the nazi tags the gay comunity in auschwitz, etc…
    Just for say…

    Good job.

    Comment by F.Foureaux — September 6, 2011 @ 15:45
  27. Well, a little bit homofobic, no?

    Comment by F.Foureaux — September 6, 2011 @ 15:47
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  29. @Freire: Okay, since you made it personal with @teapot, let me guess: you have no stake (that you’re aware of) in the pink triangle as a symbol of gay solidarity. You’ve never been accused of “hedonism” because you’re gay (because you aren’t, am I right?). You never speak out against stereotypes about gayness as sinful/evil/all about lust and sex/etc. It’s worth hearing what the artist’s intent was in using the pink triangle as the symbol for Hedonism, but come on. Give @teapot a break and don’t be so defensive.

    Comment by Gene — September 7, 2011 @ 22:11
  30. Any chance of getting printable PDFs? :)

    Comment by Ricardo — September 10, 2011 @ 08:23
  31. I think the pink triangle implies the symbol of heart, only less directly. It has nothing to do with gay people if you have a sense of abstraction which is necessary for this kind of art.

    Comment by a_receiver — September 11, 2011 @ 00:10
  32. yeah, printable PDFs would be amazing!!

    Comment by Lag — September 12, 2011 @ 08:50
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  34. Some of them are kinda hard to read. Mainly the absolutism, realism, and idealism ones. Otherwise, good job.

    Comment by Dorkus — September 19, 2011 @ 17:42
  35. @harrison– I’m pretty sure the font is Harabara

    @teapot
    @carlos freire
    @F.Foureaux

    The inverted triangle is also a symbol for female genitalia… so I’m thinking we’re just looking at a generalized symbol for sexuality. Pretty sure there’s no insult or intentional reference to Naxiism, at least not one that is meant to be offensive. Given that several of these could be offensive, I think the artist did a pretty good job at maintaining neutrality while using the best symbols possible for complex philosophies.

    Comment by Sig — September 22, 2011 @ 23:06
  36. Brilliant! Nothing less than GOLD!

    Comment by Saff — September 26, 2011 @ 12:00
  37. The artist’s name is Genis Carreras and he sells prints of this series on http://society6.com/gex6/prints.

    Comment by Sara — September 28, 2011 @ 19:24
  38. The explanation on the Solipsism poster is too weak, and is instead really just a statement of skepticism of the external world. Solipsism is the positive position that ONLY the contents of the mind DO EXIST, and THERE IS NO external world.

    Comment by Underdetermined — October 18, 2011 @ 19:41
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  40. Bravo! Great work!

    Comment by Abel Sidney — November 4, 2011 @ 17:19
  41. I really hope you can publish this in a book, I would love to buy it!

    Comment by Renée Damstra — January 23, 2012 @ 23:25

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