Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box

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Pgw, Jan 1, 2004 - Philosophy - 350 pages
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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.

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

User Review  - Josiahzahina - Goodreads

Great book that reignited a love for baseball through a romantic philosophical approach to the game Read full review

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

User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

I have a feeling that this is a good book and I'm just missing the point. I had a heck of a time staying awake! But what's fun is seeing the emails from the guy in our book club who chose it and who ... Read full review

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Eric Bronson heads the philosophy and history departments at Berkeley College in New York City. He coedited The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy and contributed to The Simpsons and Philosophy and Seinfeld and Philosophy. He lives in new York City.

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