The philosopher Raphaël Verchère: « We expect sport to be an idyllic mirror of society, without dysfunction »

Not progressive enough, not smooth enough, not mobilized enough, not enough ambassadors for the climate cause…: sports stars, more than others, are constantly called upon to set an example. For the philosopher Raphaël Verchère, perhaps society’s expectations are simply too high.

Article reserved for subscribers

Journalist in the Investigations Department

Reading time: 6 mins

Hor ground, the PSG? Yes, and somewhere… nothing out of the ordinary. And if it was the fact of constantly projecting a duty of exemplarity on the stars of the ball that was next to the plate? In a book just published*, the French philosopher and teacher Raphaël Verchère, destroys the myth of sporting meritocracy: sport is, in essence, aristocratic.

What did the sand yachting episode inspire you?

This article is for subscribers only

With this offer, enjoy:
  • Unlimited access to all the articles, files and reports of the editorial staff
  • The newspaper in digital version
  • Reading comfort with limited advertising

};(function(d, s, id){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if(d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src=""; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); //-->

Laisser un commentaire