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Baseball and Philosophy

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ISBN 0-8126-9556-9


368 pages

(Spring 2004)

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Baseball and Philosophy

Thinking Outside the Batter's Box

Edited by Eric Bronson
Volume 6 in the Popular Culture and Philosophy® series

Professor Bronson asked nineteen intrepid philosophers who are also baseball fans to turn their penetrating gaze on this most American of games. The result has been described as a "philosophical home run."

Chapters include: "The Zen of Hitting," "There are No Ties at First Base," Baseball and the Search for an American Moral Identity," "Damn Yankees: Why America Needs Reggie Jackson," "The Ethics of the Intentional Walk," "Saving the Twins with Rawlsian Justice," "Wait 'til Next Year: The Faith of a Cubs Fan," "Taking Umpiring Seriously," "He Missed the Tag!: The Ethics of Deception," and "The Asterisk in the Record Book: Roger Maris and Normative Assessments."

"Heavy Hitters and deep thinkers do indeed tangle in this provocative and entertaining addition to the Popular Culture and Philosophy series."


". . . 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."

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