New Blog by David Papineau




David PapineauProfessor David Papineau (Department of Philosophy at King’s College London), who has written extensively on philosophy of mind and philosophical naturalism recently launched a new blog titled, More Important Than That focusing on the relationship between philosophy and sports. He explained that the title is based on quote from the famous Liverpool soccer manager Bill Shankly who responded, when accused of thinking football was a matter of life or death, ‘No, no, it’s much more important than that.”

He writes that in this blog he is, “Aiming to write about a range of topics that will be of interest to both philosophers and sports fans, from countries all around the world. Tricky. Future topics may include Mutual Aid and the Art of Road Cycle Racing and Why You Can’t Just Decide to Support a Team.”

Recent posts include:

Choking, The Yips and Not Having Your Mind Right

Mutual Aid and the Art of Road Cycle Racing

Why Supporting a Team isn’t Like Choosing a Washing Machine

Civil Society and why Adnan Januzaj should be Eligible for England (Though He Isn’t)

Why Does Test Cricket Run in Families?

If you’d like to be informed of future posts, you can sign up for email notifications at his blog. Congratulations to Dr. Papineau on this new venture and we at Philosophy News wish him best of luck!

Dr. Papineau’s latest book, Philosophical Devices: Proofs, Probabilities, Possibilities, and Sets is an attempt to provide simple explanations to some of the more technical terms used widely in philosophical literature.