Monday, May 17, 2010

What is a sport philosopher?

The New York Times started a column titled, "The Stone," a "forum for contemporary philosophers on issues both timely and timeless." In the opening column, Simon Critchley asks: what is a philosopher? Critchley writes that, in part, "The freedom of the philosopher consists in either moving freely from topic to topic or simply spending years returning to the same topic out of perplexity, fascination and curiosity." On the other hand, philosophers may, at times, "fall into wells and appear silly." What is a sport philosopher then? Or should we ask, what is a philosopher of sport? How do terms explain our discipline, especially to those non-philosophers around us?

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/what-is-a-philosopher/?ref=opinion

4 comments:

Jim Tantillo said...

very much appreciate the link to the NYTimes article. thanks.
Jim

tienmeihu said...

Dear all,

I think I am a sports philosopher, rather than a philosopher of sport. Because I am a basketball player first, doing philosophy second. Everyone in the world alwarys has one's own identity. My ID is a basketball lover. So, to be a sports philosopher is completly different with a philosopher of sport.
Tien-Mei Hu

tienmeihu said...

Dear all,

I hop this topic will call our attention. So please send a messeage to me. Thanks.

Tien-Mei Hu

sonika said...

appreciate that!

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