Netflix’s Newest Adaptions Are Blowing Up Philosophy Facebook


On November 2nd, a screenshot of the above tweet was reposted to Facebook by Facebook page, Post-apocalyptic memes for Acid Left teens. The post received 183 reactions over ten days.

On November 8th, 2021, Facebook page, Irracionalismo Moderno – decadência filosófica, created and posted a meme that used a fake Netflix Instagram trailer screenshot that showed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson playing philosopher Michael Foucault in a new, not-real movie. The meme (shown below) received 561 reactions over the course of four days.

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Other Facebook philosophy meme pages reposted the image in the days following. The first to do so was Facebook page, Epistemological Diarrhea sparkled with obstacles, whose repost, posted on November 8th, 2021, received roughly 3,300 reactions over four days.

The meme was also reposted to Twitter on November 8th by Twitter account @juniorhegelian. Their tweet received roughly 49,300 likes over the course of four days.

The format started being remixed by other philosophy-centric Facebook pages in the days following. The first known derivative was posted on November 10th, 2021, by Facebook page, Etymology Memes for Reconstructed Phonemes. Instead of “The Rock” and Michael Foucault, the meme showed actor Jude Law playing philosopher Ferdinand de Saussure. The meme (shown below) received roughly 1,500 reactions over the course of two days.