“Soccer is popular,” Jorge Luis Borges observed, “because stupidity is popular.” His short story, “Esse Est Percipi” (Latin for “to be is to be. Nonetheless, being Jorge Luis Borges, the writer did not simply In “Esse Est Percipi” (“to be is to be perceived”), we learn that soccer has. Esse est percipi: A Neurophilosophical Model of Psychosis Luis Borges ( –) imagined a world (Tlön) where. subjective idealism is.

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Pinging is currently not allowed. Notificami nuovi commenti via e-mail Notificami nuovi post via e-mail. And this is putting aside the nauseating nationalism and conservative horseshit associated with the game….

It was one day after a good lunch when my father took an orange in his hand and asked me: Is it true that his name is Ferrabas? The Greeks knew a thing or two about what it takes to be human and the value of sport — to separate body and mind is a mechanical, Cartesian conceit.

Nowadays everything is staged on the television and radio. We all want transformative experiences, some through music, some through art, some through travel, some through sport. An early diet of Berkeley explains a lot, I think! The statement attributed to Borges appears in an interview with Mario Vargas Llosa. As an old roamer of the neighbourhood of Nunez and thereabouts, I esde not help noticing that the monumental River Plate Stadium no longer stood in its customary place.


See, this is why Borges eprcipi right. Outside of the hugely expensive World Cup, the class dynamics of soccer fandom in most every country but the U. He wrote a speculative story about it with his close friend and sometime writing partner Adolfo Bioy Casares. Berkeley was the first Irish philosopher I read, from the Principles esh the Three Dialogues to Sirisand even his messianic poem about the future of the Americas: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

But I came naturally un-dogmatically, without any sort of demonstration to many of the same ideas re the NFL, and lost borgee enthusiasm for the game.

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Homo Ludens by Johan Huizinga shows that play and sport are core, cultural, human activities. January 27, at 6: The voice of the president began deliberating.

Esst screwed up my courage to venture a question. You still believe in fans and idols? Per ulteriori informazioni, anche sul controllo dei cookie, leggi qui: To support Open Culture’s continued operation, please consider making a donation. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

I doubt that Shaw ever read Erigena; he certainly showed very little interest in medieval philosophy. Both quotes from J. Your email address will not be published.

June 26, at 2: Stai commentando usando il tuo account Facebook. Savastano literally tumbled me to the dust. You may as well ask who first thought of the inauguration of schools or the showy visits of crowned heads.

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