International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

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International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

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Re: International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

Post by Wabznasm » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:24 pm

... and Marx claims it was off-side.

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Re: International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

Post by pseud » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:14 pm

The question I had was -- I mean the question I had the first time I saw this and finished laughing was -- are there any other countries that could boast that many famous/noteworthy philosophers?

France -

Voltaire
Descartes
Pascal
Sartre
Roussaeu
Foucault
Derrida
Diderot
Bastiat
Montaigne

Britain -

Newton
Hume
Locke
Russell
Anscombe
Darwin
Hobbes
Jung
Huxley
Burke
Ayer

U.S. -

Madison
Jefferson
Emerson
Quine
Thoreau

Austria -

Freud
Wittgenstein
Tesla
Popper

You could also probably come up with a list of Swiss or Russian philosophers/thinkers easily.

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Re: International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

Post by barrie » Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:07 am

For the GB side - Newton's been pulled out because of a head injury caused by heading practice. Jung's out because of suspected ineligibility - It's rumoured that he may be Swiss, investigations are ongoing.

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Post by cameron » Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:23 am

I haven't seen this before - amazing! Confucius he say: "Name go in book." Ha, ha.
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Re: International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

Post by pseud » Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:02 pm

And Wittgenstein was Austrian, too.

You had never seen that before Cameron? No way.
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Re: International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

Post by beautifulloser » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:37 pm

Hey Guys

What about Germany?:

- Nietszhe
- Kant
- Kanter (there was a whole bunch of great mathematicians working on quantum physics if I am not mistaken)
- Schopenhaur

Which should rank them (on that patheticallyh small list alone) above Austria . . . . Surely Camus should be on there too(?).
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Re: International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

Post by pseud » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:18 am

Well, Germany and Greece were in the video, I was just wondering if there were any other countries that came close. I'd say Descartes and Sartre for France and Locke and Darwin for Britain could probably carry their countries.
Wittgenstein could also count for Britain; they have as much claim to him as the Germans because of his studying at Cambridge.

Camus was more of a novelist to me, drawing on Sartre for inspiration. Brilliant but in a different way. But then, if we composed a Russian list I'd probably want Dostoevsky on there, so perhaps you are right. One more for France then.

I know that I am overthinking this...
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Re: International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

Post by barrie » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:19 am

The British team would seem to have strength in depth - We could call up the Bacons, Roger and Francis, there are two excellent wingers for a start. Jeremy Bentham is a must for a strong central defender, whose fleet of foot makes him an opportunist goal scorer. Let's not forget the wily and mysterious John Dee, who can spirit his way through any defence and search for the philosophers stone at the same time! Surely, to partner Darwin up front we need Herbert Spencer, that would be a positivist move. Finally, to make the opposition look silly, I would be very tempted to include Jonathan Swift, I know he holds an Irish passport, but I'm sure it could be arranged to make him British.

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Post by beautifulloser » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:48 pm

D'oh, of course, soz Peud.

Well, Italy must do with the likes of:

- Niccolo Machiavelli
- Galileo Galilei
- Leonardo Da Vinci


Hardly as impressivre though, I'd say they get close though . . .
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Re: International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

Post by pseud » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:54 pm

Italy also has Thomas Aquinas and Dante Aligherri. Hardly lightweights with Leonardo Machivelli and Galileo. They could almost be their own team.
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Re: International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

Post by Charles » Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:14 am

Would Italy be allowed the likes of Marcus Aurelius and Cicero too?

Thomas More should really make the GB team IMO, "utopia" is a very important humanist work.

On that subject, where did Erasmus come from? *googles* Rotterdam, hmm, anyone else from the Netherlands to make a team with him?

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Re: International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

Post by barrie » Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:36 pm

You can include Spinoza, oh yes, and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

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Re: International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

Post by lars3939 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:53 pm

barrie wrote:The British team would seem to have strength in depth - We could call up the Bacons, Roger and Francis, there are two excellent wingers for a start. Jeremy Bentham is a must for a strong central defender, whose fleet of foot makes him an opportunist goal scorer. Let's not forget the wily and mysterious John Dee, who can spirit his way through any defence and search for the philosophers stone at the same time! Surely, to partner Darwin up front we need Herbert Spencer, that would be a positivist move. Finally, to make the opposition look silly, I would be very tempted to include Jonathan Swift, I know he holds an Irish passport, but I'm sure it could be arranged to make him British.

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and from the stands the crowd can be heard calling for the super sub
OCKHAM OCKHAM OCKHAM

ps less of that making Irish men British ok? Its hard enough as is, without people who should know better joining in. (thats a yellow card and name go in book)

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Re: International Philosophy - Greece v Germany

Post by barrie » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:58 pm

lars wrote -

and from the stands the crowd can be heard calling for the super sub
OCKHAM OCKHAM OCKHAM
Unfortunately, Ockham is under a life ban for carrying an offensive weapon.

- FA sub committee.
After letting go of branches and walking through the ape gait, we managed to grasp what hands were really for......

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