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."