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The Resource Knowing the score : what sports can teach us about philosophy (and what philosophy can teach us about sports), David Papineau

Knowing the score : what sports can teach us about philosophy (and what philosophy can teach us about sports), David Papineau

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Knowing the score : what sports can teach us about philosophy (and what philosophy can teach us about sports)
Title
Knowing the score
Title remainder
what sports can teach us about philosophy (and what philosophy can teach us about sports)
Statement of responsibility
David Papineau
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Knowing the Score, philosopher David Papineau explores what philosophy can teach us about sports, and what sports can teach us about philosophy. Beginning with various sporting questions and challenges, Papineau digs into modern philosophy's most perplexing questions. For instance, he discusses drafting techniques in cycling to shed new light on questions of altruism, and examines cricket family "dynasties" to help broaden the debate over nature v. nurture. When Papineau began writing this book, he thought he could illuminate sports by viewing it through a philosophical lens. But the more he wrote, the more he realized that it was the other way around - the study of sports clarifies, challenges, and sometimes confuses crucial issues in philosophy. Why do sports competitors choke? How can Roger Federer select which shot to play in 400 milliseconds? Why do fans think God will favor their team over their rivals? Why does motor racing, but not football, run in families? How can it be moral to deceive the umpire by framing a pitch? From all of these questions, and many more, philosophy has a great deal to learn. An entertaining and and erudite book that ranges far and wide through the sporting world, Knowing the Score is perfect reading for armchair philosophers and Monday morning quarterbacks alike"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Papineau, David
Dewey number
796.01
Index
index present
LC call number
GV706
LC item number
.P37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Philosophy
Label
Knowing the score : what sports can teach us about philosophy (and what philosophy can teach us about sports), David Papineau
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Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958798503
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780465049684
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016046096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465049684
  • (OCoLC)958798503
Label
Knowing the score : what sports can teach us about philosophy (and what philosophy can teach us about sports), David Papineau
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958798503
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780465049684
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016046096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465049684
  • (OCoLC)958798503

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