Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking outside the Batter's Box


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."

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Joe Kraus
  • Paul Horan
  • Jason Solomon
  • Thomas D. Senor
  • Willie Young
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Chicago
Publication year:
  • 2004


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