Soccer and Philosophy

Beautiful Thoughts on the Beautiful Game
Product Number: EB00663045
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780812696820
Publisher: Open Court
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Description

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.

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Author(s): Ted Richards
Original Publish Date: Apr 10, 2010

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