Saturday, December 17, 2005

Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box

Compiled and edited by Eric Bronson, and enhanced with an informative Foreword by Bill Littlefield, Baseball And Philosophy: Thinking Outside The Batter's Box is an impressive, 352-page anthology of essays contributed by 31 contributors exploring some of the deeper questions and lessons baseball has to offer with respect to the American identity and universal human fulfillment. Addressing such unique considerations as
  • whether or not the Intentional Walk is unethical;
  • can superstition make a player better;
  • do Cubs fans teach us about religious faith;
  • does chance decide who wins the World Series;
  • why baseball is the only American industry exempt from federal anti-trust laws;
  • what the U.S. Supreme Court could learn from umpiring ball games; and a great deal more.

Baseball And Philosophy is uniquely and enthusiastically recommended to the attention of two seemingly diverse readerships: baseball enthusiasts and philosophy students.

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