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From Head to Toe: Soccer Philosophy

Gilles Vervisch

Would Thierry Henry have been better off playing handball?

(Does the end justify the means?)

Why say, "we won," when we weren't even on the field?

(Is soccer the opium of the people?)

Would the result of the match have been the same if I hadn't watched it?

(Destiny and freedom)

Éric Cantona once said, "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think it's going to throw sardines into the sea." Other than that, it's hard to see what soccer has to do with philosophy. And yet, this internationally revered sport deserves a closer look. Why, when eleven guys we don't know from Adam win a sporting event, do tens of millions of others think they've won something? This is the first book to show that philosophy may not be as boring as it seems, and soccer may not be as futile as it seems. You'll see that Cicero, Aristotle, Hegel, Camus and Hobbes also have something to say about Thierry Henri's hand, Zidane's head and the referee's feet. Philosophical and funny.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Max Milo Editions
  • Publish Date: Jan 24th, 2024
  • Pages: 152
  • Language: English
  • Edition: Max Milo Editio -
  • Dimensions: 7.88in - 5.12in - 0.33in - 0.35lb
  • EAN: 9782315012701
  • Categories: SoccerSocial

About the Author

Vervisch, Gilles: - Born in 1974 and originally from Rouen, Gilles Vervisch is a teacher and philosophy graduate. He is the author of Comment ai pu croire au Père Noël?
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