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Philosophers’ football: match report

By Nigel Warburton  

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Prospect’s resident philosopher Nigel Warburton draws conclusions from the philosophers’ football match

In a hard-fought game Socrates Wanderers asked questions of Nietzsche Albion, but in the end the German team’s sheer will to power won through. The first few minutes had the quality of classic op art, with both teams playing in hoops and creating a complex Brownian motion, to little avail.

As the match settled, patterns emerged, but no clear architectonic:  the Germans’ rigorous attack was almost paradoxical due to the presence of anarchic comedian…

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