Stephen Mumford, "Football: The Philosophy Behind the Game." [Book Review]

Philosophy in Review 40 (1):34-35 (2020)
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Abstract

The French philosopher and writer Albert Camus was once asked by a friend which he preferred, football or the theatre — Camus is said to have replied 'Football, without hesitation.' Football is a fascinating and beautiful game and by far the most popular sport in the world. At first sight it seems so simple. There is a field, there are two teams each of which has eleven players, there is one referee, a ball, two goals, and the team that gets the most balls in the other goal wins. But behind this veil of simplicity football matters.

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