Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Philosophers on Video

Which has links to some very very amusing videos

There's not nearly enough posts on philosophy on this blog. By these presents we do make amends.

Exhibit A

A TV commercial presented by the Nietzsche campaign attacking Kant.

Exhibit B

The Germany vs. Greece philosophers football match! This one is brilliant. The referee is Confucius, and the linesmen are St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. Monty Python rocks! Why haven't we been told about this before? TMKAHHI, you know we're talking about you.

Commentary excerpt
'There’s Archimedes, and I think he’s had an idea! “Eureka!” Archimedes, out to Socrates. Socrates back to Archimedes. Archimedes out to Heraclitus who beats Hegel. Heraclitus a little flick. Here he comes, on the far post. Socrates is there! Socrates heads it in! Socrates has scored! The Greeks are going mad! The Greeks are going mad! Socrates scores! But a beautiful cross from Archimedes. The Germans are disputing it! Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics. Kant, via the categorical imperative, is holding that ontologic exists only in the imagination, and Marx is claiming that it was offside.'

Exhibit C

Is related to Exhibit B, and is how we got to Exhibit B in the first place. At P h i l o s o p h y F o o t b a l l ("sporting outfitters of intellectual distinction"), you can get some very cool T-shirts. Hat tip: Mike Marqusee.


Shweta said...

Exhibit B: was Bbbbbbeyond funny.
Exhibit C: one couldn't c

Arjun Jayadev said...


One has not mentioned said video? One is to be chastised. Severely. Its truly awesome. Also by MP to be seen without fail-Dead Parrot Sketch. If you ever want to have ways of saying something is over, please to partake of Mr. Cleese's frenzied bits. Also buying an argument. Also superb.

BTW-- since my new favorite is Esquire's version of Friday thingy. Please to partake of these two wonderful video resumes from the worst video resumes archive. I suppose number 2 could have been me (dick) and number 3, but for the grace of vizag could have been you.

Ludwig said...

[shweta] You couldn't see C? Why naat? Click on link. Further click on the text on the page. Window pops up. Have you disabled pop-ups?

[tmkahhi] The argument one I've seen. The dead psitticine, I need to peruse. So also for Esquire.