Baseball and Philosophy

Baseball and Philosophy Author Eric Bronson
ISBN-10 9780812697759
Year 2011-08-31
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Open Court
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Baseball and Philosophy brings together two high-powered pastimes: the sport of baseball and the academic discipline of philosophy. Eric Bronson asked eighteen young professors to provide their profound analysis of some aspect of baseball. The result offers surprisingly deep insights into this most American of games. The contributors include many of the leading voices in the burgeoning new field of philosophy of sport, plus a few other talented philosophers with a personal interest in baseball. A few of the contributors are also drawn from academic areas outside philosophy: statistics, law, and history. This volume gives the thoughtful baseball fan substancial material to think more deeply about. What moral issues are raised by the Intentional Walk? Do teams sometimes benefit from the self-interested behavior of their individual members? How can Zen be applied to hitting? 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? What part does luck play in any game of skill?

Watching Baseball Seeing Philosophy

Watching Baseball  Seeing Philosophy Author Raymond Angelo Belliotti
ISBN-10 9780786433032
Year 2008-03-10
Pages 198
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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"Ted Williams breathes life into Camus' Sisyphus; Billy Martin's competitiveness recalls Niccolo Machiavelli's take on politics; Satchel Paige echoes wisdom Marcus Aurelius; and DiMaggio's personality cry out for resolution that Nietzsche's doctrine of pe

Coaching Baseball Successfully

Coaching Baseball Successfully Author Mike Curran
ISBN-10 0736065202
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher Human Kinetics
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Build a winning baseball program both on the field and off! In Coaching Baseball Successfully, one of the nation's top high school coaches, Mike Curran, shares his expertise on all aspects of coaching. From establishing a coaching philosophy to player development to in-game decision making, this is the approach that has made his program a perennial powerhouse on the national scene. Coaching Baseball Successfullycovers it all: - Off-season planning - Evaluating your players - Choosing and utilizing your coaching staff - Motivating your team - Communicating on and off the field - Organizing productive practices - Hitting, pitching, and baserunning skills - Infield and outfield defensive skills - Offensive and defensive strategies - Scouting and game preparation - In-game decision making With dozens of drills, practice plans, and advice for handling off-the-field challenges, Coaching Baseball Successfullyis the most comprehensive resource available for novice and experienced coaches alike; it's your blueprint for building a championship-caliber baseball team.

The Philosophy of Baseball

The Philosophy of Baseball Author Raymond A. Belliotti
ISBN-10 0773458891
Year 2006-01-01
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher
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This book deepens our understanding of the philosophy of sports by discussing the correlations between the most noble virtues of playing and coaching baseball and discussions of living the good life by the greatest thinkers in the history of philosophy. Nine specific virtues related to sports and living well are explained and analyzed.

The Baseball Coaching Bible

The Baseball Coaching Bible Author Jerry Kindall
ISBN-10 0736001611
Year 2000
Pages 369
Language en
Publisher Human Kinetics
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Covers all aspects of coaching baseball including creating effective practive sessions, motivating players, and building a successful program.

The Red Sox and Philosophy

The Red Sox and Philosophy Author Michael Macomber
ISBN-10 9780812696776
Year 2010
Pages 355
Language en
Publisher Open Court Publishing
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This volume in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series delves into the tragic and redemptive history of the Boston Red Sox baseball franchise. Drawing on philosophers from Aristotle to Sartre, chapters range from issues of faith and spirituality to tragedy, irony, existentialism, Sabermetrics, and the infamous "curse of the Bambino." With an emphasis on "Red Sox Nation" -- the community of Red Sox fans across the globe -- the book connects important philosophical ideas with one of the most storied teams in the history of Major League Baseball. The chapters make complex philosophical arguments easy to understand while providing an insider’s knowledge of the hometown team. All but one of the authors in this volume are all Red Sox fans who comment on their team philosophically. There's even a Yankee fan’s perspective! With a foreword by Dick Bresciani, vice president and official historian of the Boston Red Sox, this book provides a unique philosophical experience for the die-hard Red Sox fan.

The Coaches Playbook

The Coaches Playbook Author Bill Seamon
ISBN-10 0984835202
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher
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A guide for coaches to learn how to develop their own philosophy for coaching baseball--from developing themselves as coaches to developing game strategies for their team.

Die Philosophie bei Der Hobbit

Die Philosophie bei  Der Hobbit Author Gregory Bassham
ISBN-10 9783527507122
Year 2012-11-01
Pages 276
Language de
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Das Buch "Der kleine Hobbit" gilt als Vorläufer der wichtigsten Fantasy-Bücher aller Zeiten - den drei Bänden von "Der Herr der Ringe". Mit diesem Buch über die Abenteuer des Hobbits Bilbo Beutlin, zusammen mit 13 Zwergen und dem Zauberer Gandalf, schuf J.R.R. Tolkien schon jene Fantasiewelt, die uns alle später beim "Herrn der Ringe" nachhaltig beeindruckte. Elben, Trolle, Orks und ein Drache halten kleine und große Leser schon seit Jahren in Atem. Man stelle sich folgende Geschichte vor: Ein Mensch wohnt in einer Höhle und lebt dort ein ruhiges, geordnetes und unaufgeregtes Leben, das schon seit Geburt an in den gleichen Bahnen verläuft. Eines Tages verlässt der Mensch seine Höhle und geht hinaus in die Welt. Dort sieht und erfährt er Dinge, die ihn nachhaltig verändern und reifen lassen. Er wird nach dieser Reise nie wieder derselbe sein wie vorher. Es ist nicht ungewöhnlich, wenn das bekannt klingt: Es handelt sich dabei um Platons Höhlengleichnis - eines der wichtigsten Gleichnisse bzw. Beispiele der Philosophie, genauer der Erkenntnistheorie. Die Handlung passt aber auch genau auf die Geschichte eines anderen Autors: J.R.R. Tolkien und sein Buch "Der kleine Hobbit". Auch hier verlässt eine Person (der Hobbit Bilbo Beutlin) die sichere und geordnete Umgebung des Auenlandes und zieht in die Welt hinaus. Diese abenteuerliche Reise wird ihn verändern und - wie wir alle wissen - mit dem Fund des EINEN Ringes für Mittelerde weitere große Folgen nach sich ziehen. Es ergibt also Sinn, den "kleinen Hobbit" mit seinen Inhalten unter der philosophischen Linse zu betrachten. Es ist nicht nur eine Kindergeschichte, sondern eine Auseinandersetzung mit Werten wie Mut, Freundschaft, Demut, Gnade und Weisheit - um nur einige zu nennen.

Johnny Cash and Philosophy

Johnny Cash and Philosophy Author John Huss
ISBN-10 9780812697780
Year 2011-08-31
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Open Court
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Interest in the Man in Black has grown since his death in 2003, with increased record sales, cover videos by groups like Nine Inch Nails, and the 2006 biopic Walk the Line cementing his fame. This book honors Cash by examining the many philosophical issues and concepts within his music. From the gender confusion of “A Boy Named Sue” to the ethics of "shooting a man just to watch him die,” philosophers who are fans of Johnny Cash explore the meaning and continuing importance of his work and legacy.

Pink Floyd and Philosophy

Pink Floyd and Philosophy Author George A. Reisch
ISBN-10 9780812697452
Year 2011-04-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Open Court
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With their early experiments in psychedelic rock music in the 1960s, and their epic recordings of the 1970s and '80s, Pink Floyd became one of the most influential and recognizable rock bands in history. As "The Pink Floyd Sound," the band created sound and light shows that defined psychedelia in England and inspired similar movements in the Jefferson Airplane's San Francisco and Andy Warhol's New York City. The band's subsequent recordings forged rock music's connections to orchestral music, literature, and philosophy. "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall" ignored pop music's ordinary topics to focus on themes such as madness, existential despair, brutality, alienation, and socially induced psychosis. They also became some of the best-selling recordings of all time. In this collection of essays, sixteen scholars expert in various branches of philosophy set the controls for the heart of the sun to critically examine the themes, concepts, and problems—usually encountered in the pages of Heidegger, Foucault, Sartre, or Orwell—that animate and inspire Pink Floyd's music. These include the meaning of existence, the individual's place in society, the interactions of knowledge and power in education, the contradictions of art and commerce, and the blurry line—the tragic line, in the case of Floyd early member Syd Barrett (died in 2006)—between genius and madness. Having dominated pop music for nearly four decades, Pink Floyd's dynamic and controversial history additionally opens the way for these authors to explore controversies about intellectual property, the nature of authorship, and whether wholes—especially in the case of rock bands—are more than the sums of their parts.

Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy

Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy Author Randall E. Auxier
ISBN-10 9780812697773
Year 2011-08-31
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Open Court
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Known as the working man's poet, the Boardwalk prophet, or simply, the Boss. If "love is a banquet at which we feed," Bruce Springsteen has provided much food for thought. In this collection of metaphysical probes, a gang of E-street philosophers will undress Bruce's deeper mysteries like irresistible Jersey girls. Can Springsteen settle the nature-nurture debate through his song "Born to Run"? What do the famous philosopher Ricuoer and Springsteen have in common in their depiction of time? These die-hard Springsteen fans, who just happen to be philosophers, compile an entertaining handbook to the field of Springsteen studies, covering topics like Springsteen's connection to Marx and the proletariat, Springsteen's concept of the soul, and his status as a poet.

Hitchcock and Philosophy

Hitchcock and Philosophy Author David Baggett
ISBN-10 9780812697834
Year 2011-09-30
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Open Court
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The shower scene in Psycho; Cary Grant running for his life through a cornfield; “innocent” birds lined up on a fence waiting, watching — these seminal cinematic moments are as real to moviegoers as their own lives. But what makes them so? What deeper forces are at work in Hitchcock’s films that so captivate his fans? This collection of articles in the series that’s explored such pop-culture phenomena as Seinfeld and The Simpsons examines those forces with fresh eyes. These essays demonstrate a fascinating range of topics: Sabotage’s lessons about the morality of terrorism and counter-terrorism; Rope’s debatable Nietzschean underpinnings; Strangers on a Train’s definition of morality. Some of the essays look at more overarching questions, such as why Hitchcock relies so heavily on the Freudian unconscious. In all, the book features 18 philosophers paying a special homage to the legendary auteur in a way that’s accessible even to casual fans.

South Park and Philosophy

South Park and Philosophy Author Richard Hanley
ISBN-10 9780812697742
Year 2011-08-31
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Open Court
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Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s long-running Comedy Central hit cartoon South Park has been equally cheered and reviled for its edgy humor, poited satire of current events and celebrities, and all-around obnoxiousness. But is there more to Kyle, the lonely Jew, Timmy and the Crips, Cartman’s bitchiness, Chef’s inappropriate advice, and Kenny’s continued violent deaths than meets the eye? This collection of essays affirms that possibility. Individual chapters take a sometimes witty, often provocative look at “Is South Park a Libertarian Manifesto?", "That's So Gay!", and "Why Is Cartman Such an Asshole?”. The writers apply classical philosophical analysis to this two-dimensional dystopia, whether in Paul Draper’s “Why Good Things Happen to Bad People — The Problem of Evil in South Park” or Randall Auxier’s “Finding South Park on the Map: Officer Barbrady, Mayor McDaniel, and Chef in Plato’s Republic.” South Park and Philosophy presents new and thoughtful approaches to understanding this surprisingly meaningful show.