Why Lionel Messi doesn’t need to win the World Cup to be considered the best of all time

1. Lionel Messi needs to win a World Cup to be the best player of all time.
2. Lionel Messi hasn’t won a World Cup yet.
3. Therefore, Lionel Messi is not the best player of all time yet.

When it comes to discussing who’s the best player of all time and if Lionel Messi could be considered a candidate for that title, the argument above or a very similar argument is often heard. In this essay, I try to analyse the argument and argue that it’s not very convincing. In doing that, I’ll use some methods typical for the academic field of analytic philosophy.Read More »