Saturday, February 19, 2005

Chess Therapy for Philosphers

Ken Younos of Your Meat and Potatoes explains why it is good therapy for philosphers to play :
[Chess is] actually very good therapy for those who regularly immerse themselves in heady ideas and abstract concepts. Chess trains the mind to engage reason with the sense of touch and depth perception; it forces the intellect to posit concrete possibilities through the concentrated use of sight ... and of touch... Moreover, every such executed move consolidates the engagement of our reason to reality; they burn impressions into us by virtue of the success or failure of that move...
Good therapy or not, we've encountered not one, not two, but three chessplayer-blogger-philosophers.

1 comment:

John Singer said...

Chess Therapy? See