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Though it was under the radar before this year’s event, the Big Thinkers tournament actually goes way back. Some early records, admittedly of somewhat dubious provenance, refer to a medieval English contest, in which Robert Grosseteste emerged victorious in a … Continue reading
And then there were two. On Saturday night, our final four thinkers met to determine who would participate in the 2013 championship debate.
Tonight there is no joy in Königsberg, for the mighty Kant is out.
While the Society was falling in love with the Cinderella story of 15-seed Ptolemy, #9 Durkheim was quietly making a move of his own in the West region. After previously taking down top seed Aquinas, last night he had an … Continue reading
Just a quick recap today, as this reporter just realized he has a lot of work to do before spring break ends! After four games last night, our Enlightened Eight is now in place.
After a few days of rest, we’re back for another round in the Society of Fellows’ Big Thinkers Tourney. Our sixteen surviving sages are facing off in the hope of moving on to the Enlightened Eight. Last night saw four … Continue reading
Let’s recap another exciting day of Big Thinking action. In the Midwest, the All-Destroying Kant looked sharp in a 66-50 win over 7-seed Adam Smith. Smith’s controversial invisible hand had effectively regulated the critical parries of first round opponent Deleuze, … Continue reading
Friends, it was another thrilling day of games here at the Big Thinkers Tournament. We’ve seen an unusual number of upsets this year, and the pattern continued last night. The Western Canon may never be the same in light of … Continue reading
Let’s start our roundup of yesterday’s action in the West region. For Hobbes, life in this tournament truly was nasty, brutish and short. Facing upstart Maimonides, the Leaping Leviathan went completely cold, airballing ill-advised propositions from all over the court … Continue reading
Day one of the Big Thinkers Tournament is over, with half of the Round of 64 games in the books. In the South region, early modern scientists dominated, with Galileo rolling over Emerson 88-42 and Newton out-calculating Epicurus 71-56.