Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box by Eric Bronson

By Eric Bronson

Baseball and Philosophy brings jointly high-powered interests: the game of baseball and the tutorial self-discipline of philosophy. Eric Bronson requested eighteen younger professors to supply their profound research of a few element of baseball. the outcome bargains unusually deep insights into this such a lot American of games.

The participants contain a number of the prime voices within the burgeoning new box of philosophy of game, plus a number of different gifted philosophers with a private curiosity in baseball. a number of the members also are drawn from educational components outdoors philosophy: records, legislations, and history.

This quantity offers the considerate baseball fan mammoth fabric to imagine extra deeply approximately. What ethical concerns are raised by means of the Intentional stroll? Do groups occasionally enjoy the self-interested habit in their person participants? How can Zen be utilized to hitting? Is it moral to hire deception in activities? Can a online game be outlined by way of its written ideas or are there additionally different constraints? What can the U.S. splendid court docket study from umpiring? Why may still baseball be the one exempt from antitrust legislation? What half does success play in any online game of ability?

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