Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box (Popular Culture and Philosophy #6) (Paperback)

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Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box (Popular Culture and Philosophy #6) (Paperback)

By Eric Bronson (Editor), Bill Littlefield (Foreword by), William Irwin (Editor)

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This is book number 6 in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series.

William Irwin has taken philosophy out of the academy and put it on the bestseller list. The series has been featured in The New York Times and People, and on NPR's All Things Considered. Now philosophy finds its real home -- in the dugout. In Baseball and Philosophy, 18 professors -- some from the new field devoted to the philosophy of sport, others unapologetic baseball fans -- explore the sport's deeper aspects. How can Zen be applied to hitting? Do you play to win or play by the rules? 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? These are some of the questions addressed in this witty, provocative blend of two major American pastimes: watching baseball and thinking about it.
Product Details ISBN: 9780812695564
ISBN-10: 0812695569
Publisher: Open Court
Publication Date: January 9th, 2004
Pages: 300
Language: English
Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy