08 July 2010
Philosopher's World Cup
Here is something else that Spain has going for it of late.
Anyway, Spain defeated Germany 1 - 0, which as my sister reminded me is probably a tribute to the great Spanish philosophers Maimonides and Averroes. Or, would be, if this were the Philosopher's Cup familiar to Monty Python fans.
Maimonides will try to guide you right if you are "perplexed" by the rules of the sport, or even the question of whether to call it soccer.
Averroes is your guy if you suspect that we are all thre same beneath the skin. He'll use the one-and-only "active intellect" as he maneuvers past the opposition.
They'll have to contend with the tough Dutch, who recently defeated Uruguay, due of course to the midfield of Spinoza and Brouwer, with Erasmus I think tending goal.
Knowledge is warranted belief -- it is the body of belief that we build up because, while living in this world, we've developed good reasons for believing it. What we know, then, is what works -- and it is, necessarily, what has worked for us, each of us individually, as a first approximation. For my other blog, on the struggles for control in the corporate suites, see www.proxypartisans.blogspot.com.