Philosophy Referee Hand Signals

philosophy ref signals

The next time you’re pre­sid­ing over an intense philo­soph­i­cal debate, feel free to use these hand sig­nals to ref­er­ee things. Devised by phi­los­o­phy prof Lan­don Schurtz, these hand sig­nals were jok­ing­ly meant to be used at APA (Amer­i­can Phi­los­o­phy Asso­ci­a­tion) con­fer­ences. Per­son­al­ly, I think they would have made a great addi­tion to the famous Mon­ty Python soc­cer match where the Ger­mans (Kant, Niet­zsche & Marx) played the indomitable Ancient Greeks (Aris­to­tle, Pla­to & Archimedes). Imag­ine Con­fu­cius, the ref­er­ee, whirling his hand in a cir­cle and penal­iz­ing Wittgen­stein for mak­ing a cir­cu­lar argu­ment. Price­less.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

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

Mon­ty Python Sings “The Philosopher’s Song,” Reveal­ing the Drink­ing Habits of Great Euro­pean Thinkers

The Mod­ern-Day Philoso­phers Pod­cast: Where Come­di­ans Like Carl Rein­er & Artie Lange Dis­cuss Schopen­hauer & Mai­monides

Down­load 100 Free Phi­los­o­phy Cours­es and Start Liv­ing the Exam­ined Life

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