Philosophers with Balls


Andrew Sullivan mentioned it, but I found a much better version on Google video: the Monty Python football matchup between the German philosophers and the Greek philosophers.

Part I

Part II

6 Responses to “Philosophers with Balls”

  1. I found it somewhat bizarre that the good men of Monty Python put an “I.” in front of Kant (who would the other “Kant” philosopher be?) yet left Schlegel unspecified (August or Karl?). Anyways, as a good student of both philosophy and Monty Python I’ve seen the skit before, and found it quite humorous. My only complaint was that Hegel was captain of the krauts.

    “the end of civilization”? Sounds quite like something a GERMAN philosopher would say!

    Long live Heraclitus, Socrates, Aristotle, Epicurus, Kant, Schopenhauer, Jaspers, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger… and Plato for good measure! I wasn’t aware that Archimedes was a philosopher… and aren’t some of those “Greeks” not Greek at all?

  2. Tom G. Palmer

    Good points, Ryan. Archimedes was a lover of wisdom, hence….a philosopher. (What we call science used to be called natural philosophy, after all.)


    P.S. Has civilization ended?