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Baseball and Philosophy

Thinking Outside the Batter's Box

Popular Culture and Philosophy

by Eric Bronson
Bill Littlefield

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Baseball and Philosophy brings together two high-powered pastimes: the sport of baseball and the academic discipline of philosophy. Eric Bronson asked eighteen young professors to provide their profound analysis of some aspect of baseball. The result offers surprisingly deep insights into this most American of games.
The contributors include many of the leading voices in the burgeoning new field of philosophy of sport, plus a few other talented philosophers with a personal interest in baseball. A few of the contributors are also drawn from academic areas outside philosophy: statistics, law, and history.
This volume gives the thoughtful baseball fan substancial material to think more deeply about. What moral issues are raised by the Intentional Walk? Do teams sometimes benefit from the self-interested behavior of their individual members? How can Zen be applied to hitting? Is it ethical to employ deception in sports? Can a game be defined by its written rules or are there also other constraints? What can the U.S. Supreme Court learn from umpiring? Why should baseball be the only industry exempt from antitrust laws? What part does luck play in any game of skill?


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Publisher: Open Court

Kindle Book

  • Release date: August 31, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9780812697759
  • Release date: August 31, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9780812697759
  • File size: 1083 KB
  • Release date: August 31, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9780812697759
  • File size: 1768 KB
  • Release date: August 31, 2011

2 of 2 copies available

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OverDrive Read
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English

Baseball and Philosophy brings together two high-powered pastimes: the sport of baseball and the academic discipline of philosophy. Eric Bronson asked eighteen young professors to provide their profound analysis of some aspect of baseball. The result offers surprisingly deep insights into this most American of games.
The contributors include many of the leading voices in the burgeoning new field of philosophy of sport, plus a few other talented philosophers with a personal interest in baseball. A few of the contributors are also drawn from academic areas outside philosophy: statistics, law, and history.
This volume gives the thoughtful baseball fan substancial material to think more deeply about. What moral issues are raised by the Intentional Walk? Do teams sometimes benefit from the self-interested behavior of their individual members? How can Zen be applied to hitting? Is it ethical to employ deception in sports? Can a game be defined by its written rules or are there also other constraints? What can the U.S. Supreme Court learn from umpiring? Why should baseball be the only industry exempt from antitrust laws? What part does luck play in any game of skill?


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Open Court

    Kindle Book
    Release date: August 31, 2011

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780812697759
    Release date: August 31, 2011

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780812697759
    File size: 1083 KB
    Release date: August 31, 2011

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780812697759
    File size: 1768 KB
    Release date: August 31, 2011

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English