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Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box

Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box (Paperback)

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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.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 -Analytical philosophy & Logical PositivismSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBaseball Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S. Publication Date: 09/01/2004 ISBN-13: 9780812695564  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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