Soccer and Philosophy

Soccer and Philosophy

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This collection of incisive articles gives a leading team of international philosophers a free kick toward exploring the complex and often hidden contours of the world of soccer. What does it really mean to be a fan (and why should we count Aristotle as one)? Why do great players such as Cristiano Ronaldo count as great artists (up there alongside Picasso, one author argues)? From the ethics of refereeing to the metaphysics of bent (like Beckham) space-time, this book shows soccer fans and philosophy buffs alike new ways to appreciate and understand the world's favorite sport.sound of car horns or a hail of celebratory bullets because someone somewhere won a game of rounders, because ... Myths are simply a way for people to make sense of things: they are a symbolic tool for understanding the past and a guide to action in ... a€œCredo quia absurdum [I believe because it is absurd] may even become a criterion for group membership, requiring ... The phrase sums up the mix of resentment, antipathy and resignation the English feel about the Germans whenanbsp;...


Title:Soccer and Philosophy
Author: Ted Richards
Publisher:Open Court Publishing - 2010
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