Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box

Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box

by Eric Bronson
     
 

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Baseball and Philosophy presents thirty-one talented professional thinkers who have found wisdom in and through baseball. They explore some of the game's deeper questions and expound baseball's lessons for truth, justice, American identity, and human fulfillment.

--Is the intentional walk unethical?
--Can superstition help you play better?
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Baseball and Philosophy presents thirty-one talented professional thinkers who have found wisdom in and through baseball. They explore some of the game's deeper questions and expound baseball's lessons for truth, justice, American identity, and human fulfillment.

--Is the intentional walk unethical?
--Can superstition help you play better?
--Do Cubs fans teach us about religious faith?
--Does chance decide who wins the World Series?

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Library Journal
Although a complexity of possibilities overhangs each play in this seemingly simple game, this is the first collection in memory to put the philosophy front and center, with contributions on all philosophical elements about this activity where the brainy meets the spiritual: "Taking One for the Team: Baseball and Sacrifice"; "Would Kant Cork His Bat?"; "Baseball and Political Philosophy: Does A-Rod Deserve so Much Money?"; and a closing argument over which is the greatest baseball movie. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812697759
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/31/2011
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
401,403
File size:
1 MB

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