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cricket & philosophy: the dialectics of Geoffrey Boycott

In Uncategorized on May 21, 2016 by kmflett

Cricket & Philosophy: the dialectics of Geoffrey Boycott

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Geoffrey Boycott & Ted Dexter demonstrate the dialectic

The Beard Liberation Front the informal network of beard wearers that campaigns against beardism, prejudice against the hirsute, has said that with Test Match Special about to consider the question of cricket and philosophy, the matter need not be a complex and perplexing one.

If we take the dialectical principles outlined by Hegel and turned on their head by Marx and apply them to one of the best known post-1945 England batsmen Geoffrey Boycott it can be seen how philosophy can apply to cricket.

Beard Liberation Front organiser Keith Flett said, probably the best known cricket book to touch on philosophy is CLR James Beyond a Boundary, but a simple dialectic of cricket is a good starting point

 

The dialectics of Geoffrey Boycott

1 Thesis: receive a ball from the bowler and hit it into the outfield

2 Antithesis: call the batsman at the other end for a run

3 Synthesis: realise the run is not, remain in your crease and allow the other batsman to be run out

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One Response to “cricket & philosophy: the dialectics of Geoffrey Boycott”

  1. Harsh. But just possibly fair … 😆

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