Football, The Philosophy Behind the Game, Paperback / softback Book

Football, The Philosophy Behind the Game Paperback / softback


Football gives us plenty to think about. At once simple and complex, this multi-faceted game can be understood in different ways and on many different levels. Philosopher, novelist and knowledgeable football fan Stephen Mumford explores this most popular of sports.

He considers the basis upon which football rests, guiding readers through a number of issues at the heart of the game.

How can a team be greater than the sum of its individual players?

What is the essential role of chance? Should we want to win at all costs? What does it mean to control space? Can true beauty be found in football? Rich with colourful examples from football's past and present, Mumford's book is ideal for any thoughtful fan who wants to understand the game better.

Introducing Polity's new series: little books that make you THINK.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Polity Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political science & theory
  • ISBN: 9781509535323

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