The Monty Python Philosophy Football Match: The Greeks v. the Germans

Today, we’re revis­it­ing a clas­sic Mon­ty Python skit. The scene is the 1972 Munich Olympics. The event is a football/soccer match, pit­ting Ger­man philoso­phers against Greek philoso­phers. On the one side, the Ger­mans — Hegel, Niet­zsche, Kant, Marx and, um, Franz Beck­en­bauer. On the oth­er side, Archimedes, Socrates, Pla­to and the rest of the gang. The ref­er­ee? Con­fu­cius. On May 9, this match was recre­at­ed by The Phi­los­o­phy Shop, a group ded­i­cat­ed to pro­mot­ing phi­los­o­phy among pri­ma­ry school­child­ren. The Tele­graph gives you more details.

Mean­while, on a more seri­ous note, you can down­load free phi­los­o­phy cours­es in audio & video. Just vis­it our post, Down­load 90 Free Phi­los­o­phy Cours­es and Start Liv­ing the Exam­ined Life, to get start­ed…

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