From head to toes

soccer philosophy

Gilles Vervisch

14,90 €
Would Thierry Henry have done better to play handball? (Does the end justify the means?) Why say “we won! when we weren't even on the pitch? (Is football the opium of the people?) Would the outcome of the game 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 will throw sardines into the sea." football and philosophy. Yet, this internationally revered sport is well worth looking into. The author looks into it so much that he ends up falling from the clouds, laughing. This is the first book that allows you to understand the daily interest of philosophy while showing that football is less futile than it seems. You will see that Cicero, Aristotle, Hegel, Camus and Hobbes also have their say on Thierry Henry's hand, Zidane's head or the referee's feet.
The author

Born in 1974, originally from Rouen, Gilles Vervisch is a teacher and agrégé in philosophy. He is the author of How Could I Believe in Santa Claus?

160 pages | ISBN: 9782353410927