The Round of 32: The Overrated Philosophers Bracket Advances

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Update: The next round has begun. Check out the Bitter 16 here

Earlier this week, we unveiled a March Madness bracket that every philosophy nerd could get behind. The competition was tough among the 64 competitors. There was some philosophical face crushing – Noam Chomsky beat fellow anarchist Peter Kropotkin by 1,200 votes – and some matches were tragically close: Rousseau beat Mill by 10 votes, Nietzsche beat Schopenhauer by 47, Sartre also beat Heidegger by 47 votes.

We now present the round of 32. There are some interesting pairings: Michael Hardt goes head to head with his colleague Antonio Negri, Derrida is set against Baudrillard and Zizek and Lacan battle it out for the title of the most overrated psychoanalyst. Vote below, and check out the previous results here.