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The Resource Infinite baseball : notes from a philosopher at the ballpark, by Alva Noë

Infinite baseball : notes from a philosopher at the ballpark, by Alva Noë

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Infinite baseball : notes from a philosopher at the ballpark
Title
Infinite baseball
Title remainder
notes from a philosopher at the ballpark
Statement of responsibility
by Alva Noë
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Language
eng
Summary
"Almost more than any other sport, baseball has long attracted the interest of writers and intellectuals. Relatively few of them have been philosophers however. Alva Noe, a celebrated philosopher, here proposes to collect and rework his short articles and blog posts (many of which first appeared on npr.org) on baseball into a cohesive and accessible book that tries to tease out its deeper meanings - and to advance a view of what baseball ultimately is all about. A basic theme will run through the book, which is that fundamentally baseball is concerned with questions of responsibility and liability - i.e. who gets credit or blame for a play. It is starting from this fundamental insight that Noe then ranges over diverse topics like the slowness of baseball and the virtues of boredom, why fans write down box scores, the meaning of the no-hitter, television replays, the aesthetics of ballparks, how we learn to 'see' baseball like we learn to look at art, the ethics of performance enhancing drugs, the nature of fandom, and reflections on rules and umpires. Noe's writing voice is informal and personal, and always puts the details of the sport before the ideas. Ultimately, his essays are part of a larger view of baseball as fundamentally a game about values - and not simply, as some would have it, a numbers game"--
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10772002
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Noë, Alva
Dewey number
796.357
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV867
LC item number
.N64 2019
Literary form
essays
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  • Baseball
  • Baseball
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notes from a philosopher at the ballpark
Label
Infinite baseball : notes from a philosopher at the ballpark, by Alva Noë
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
The infinite game -- Do we need to speed up baseball? -- In praise of being bored -- Three cheers for instant replay -- The problem with baseball on tv -- Joint attention -- The forensic sport -- No hitters, perfect games, and the meaning of life -- Keeping score -- The numbers game -- Baseball and the nature of language -- Linguistic universals -- The communication game -- A moment misunderstood -- Nobody's perfect -- "The positive role of medicine in our game's growth" -- Making peace with our cyborg nature -- Plagiarized performance -- What can a person do? -- In defense of Barry Bonds -- Legalize it! -- How much baseball is too much? -- The athlete and the gladiator -- Heartbreak and social media -- The Matt Harvey affair -- Explaining the magic of the ball park -- For the love of the game : play ball! -- How to be a fan -- Mind over matter -- The "boys" of summer -- Baseball's great equalizer -- Beep baseball -- Baseball memories
Control code
2018031069
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xiv, 192 pages
Isbn
9780190928186
Lccn
2018031069
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045670583
Label
Infinite baseball : notes from a philosopher at the ballpark, by Alva Noë
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The infinite game -- Do we need to speed up baseball? -- In praise of being bored -- Three cheers for instant replay -- The problem with baseball on tv -- Joint attention -- The forensic sport -- No hitters, perfect games, and the meaning of life -- Keeping score -- The numbers game -- Baseball and the nature of language -- Linguistic universals -- The communication game -- A moment misunderstood -- Nobody's perfect -- "The positive role of medicine in our game's growth" -- Making peace with our cyborg nature -- Plagiarized performance -- What can a person do? -- In defense of Barry Bonds -- Legalize it! -- How much baseball is too much? -- The athlete and the gladiator -- Heartbreak and social media -- The Matt Harvey affair -- Explaining the magic of the ball park -- For the love of the game : play ball! -- How to be a fan -- Mind over matter -- The "boys" of summer -- Baseball's great equalizer -- Beep baseball -- Baseball memories
Control code
2018031069
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xiv, 192 pages
Isbn
9780190928186
Lccn
2018031069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045670583

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