Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box
Edited by Eric Bronson.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member R. Scott Kretchmar: Walking Barry Bonds.
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.
Chicago, illustrations : Open Court, c2004.
xiii, 350 p. : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy ; 6
Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
Bronson, Eric and Kretchmar, R. Scott, "Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box" (2004). Brockport Bookshelf. 145.