Basketball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Paint (The by Jerry L. Walls, Gregory Bassham

By Jerry L. Walls, Gregory Bassham

What can the movie Hoosiers train us concerning the that means of lifestyles? How can historical japanese knowledge traditions, comparable to Taoism and Zen Buddhism, enhance our jump-shots? What can the "Zen Master" (Phil Jackson) and the "Big Aristotle" (Shaquille O'Neal) educate us approximately sustained excellence and luck? Is women's basketball "better" basketball? How, ethically, may still one take care of a strategic cheater in pickup basketball? With NBA and NCAA crew rosters always altering, what does it suggest to play for the "same team"? What can training legends Dean Smith, Rick Pitino, Pat Summitt, and Mike Krzyzewski train us approximately personality, fulfillment, and pageant? What makes basketball this kind of appealing online game to monitor and play?

Basketball is now the preferred group game within the usa; every year, greater than 50 million american citizens attend collage and professional basketball video games. while Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, first nailed peach baskets on the contrary ends of a Springfield, Massachusetts, fitness center in 1891, he had little concept of the way completely the sport could form American -- and foreign -- tradition. Hoops superstars comparable to Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Yao Ming are actually immediately famous celebrities all around the planet. So what can a gaggle of philosophers upload to the certainty of basketball? it's a particularly easy online game, yet as Kant and Dennis Rodman beloved to assert, appearances might be deceiving. trainer Phil Jackson actively makes use of philosophy to enhance participant functionality and to inspire and encourage his group and his fellow coaches, either off and on the court docket. Jackson has built-in philosophy into his training and his own existence so completely that it's always tricky to differentiate his function as a basketball trainer from his function as a philosophical consultant and mentor to his gamers.

In Basketball and Philosophy, a Dream staff of twenty-six basketball fanatics, so much of whom additionally take place to be philosophers, proves that basketball is the pondering person's activity. they appear at what occurs while the Tao meets the hardwood as they discover the teamwork, endurance, selflessness, and balanced and harmonious motion that make up the paintings of taking part in basketball.

---
Uploader unencumber Notes:
Retail EPUB, comprises TOC/chapters

---

Show description

Read or Download Basketball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Paint (The Philosophy of Popular Culture) PDF

Best popular culture books

Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut

Starting to be up within the eighties, you have been surrounded via mysteries. those have been the years of MTV and John Hughes video clips, the period of massive desires and larger shoulder pads. like all teenage geek, Rob Sheffield spent the last decade trying to find real love and perhaps a cooler haircut. chatting with ladies approximately Duran Duran is his story of stumbling into maturity with a killer soundtrack.

Chuck Klosterman on Rock

From intercourse, medicines, and Cocoa Puffs; Chuck Klosterman IV; and consuming the Dinosaur, those essays at the moment are on hand during this book assortment for fanatics of Klosterman's writing on rock track.

Bullshit and Philosophy: Guaranteed to Get Perfect Results Every Time (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

Renowned curiosity in bullshit — and its close to relative, truthiness — is at an all-time excessive, however the topic has a wealthy philosophical background, with Hobbes, Locke, Hume, and Kant all weighing in at the subject. right here, modern philosophers give some thought to bullshit from epistemological, moral, metaphysical, ancient, and political issues of view.

How I Met Your Mother and Philosophy: Being and Awesomeness (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

Like philosophy itself, How I Met Your mom has every body considering. How does a winning convey that's been at the air for years without notice turn into a success in its 5th and 6th season? have you puzzled why you determine so strongly with Barney even though he's this sort of douche? Or why your existence tale doesn't make feel until eventually you recognize the ending—or not less than, the center?

Additional info for Basketball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Paint (The Philosophy of Popular Culture)

Sample text

More obligatory than necessary, the videos off this album were much better than the songs. It’s certainly the least groundbreaking VH record from the David Lee Roth years (in fact, I sometimes think the middle section of 5150 actually has way better songs). However, it’s probably the best effort from producer Ted Templeman (the drum sounds on 1984 are particularly stunning). It also provides multiple examples of Van Halen’s longtime secret weapon: the backing vocals of bassist Michael Anthony.

That’s the reality of rock ’n’ roll: Just about every band is absolute shit. Listen to the Sub Pop 200. Listen to any disco compilation or punk retrospective. Listen to 98 percent of the ska bands that emerged in the mid-1990s (or most of the originals, for that matter). The overwhelming majority of what you’ll hear will be wretched. And it generally seems that fans know this, even though they might not feel comfortable admitting it. Few people listen to entire albums, even when they’re released by their so-called favorite band.

Guns as an espoused rival to Axl’s group, prompting them to buy Cocked and Loaded as a show of solidarity for Vince Neil. On the whole, this is a better LP than most people would like to remember. Tracii Guns was a workmanlike virtuoso, and he produced several shards of semi-wicked metal (“Rip and Tear” being the best of the bunch). Of all their efforts, Cocked and Loaded has the least amount of throwaways (which is a nice way of saying Cocked and Loaded still has a little too much shit on side two, but that’s no sin).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.56 of 5 – based on 24 votes