Basketball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Paint and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 10 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Basketball and Philosophy... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: The item is fairly worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents, water damage, and worn corners. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Basketball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Paint (The Philosophy of Popular Culture) Paperback – February 15, 2008


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$19.95
$13.93 $1.98

Trust Betrayed by Scott Taylor
Trust Betrayed by Scott Taylor
Read Scott Taylor's newest book on state of national security. Learn more
$19.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Frequently Bought Together

Basketball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Paint (The Philosophy of Popular Culture) + Soccer and Philosophy: Beautiful Thoughts on the Beautiful Game (Popular Culture and Philosophy)
Price for both: $36.41

Buy the selected items together
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle Edition for FREE. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.


Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Series: The Philosophy of Popular Culture
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky (February 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813191866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813191867
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #392,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

It should surprise no one when Shaquille O'Neal quotes Aristotle. For as Walls and Bassham show, the simple American game played with ball and net has prompted some deep thinking among its players, coaches, and fans. And this remarkably profound and wide-ranging collection of essays exposes readers to some of the best of that thinking. Readers learn, for instance, how Plato's theory of the soul explains both the guile (logistikon) of a Stockton-Malone pick-and-roll and the raw force (thumoeides) of a Dawkins stuff shot. The editors even venture beyond the Western tradition to contemplate the way a shooter "in the zone" embodies Taoist principles. It will, naturally, relieve many readers when some contributors take a break from the intellectual heavy lifting for some tongue-in-cheek foolery. (Dicky V and David Hume join forces in one particularly droll imaginary dialogue.) And even readers generally indifferent to ethics will value the probing inquiry into the relative character strengths of the gentlemanly John Wooden and the hot-tempered Bobby Knight. Cerebral fans will love this book. Bryce Christensen
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review

"The essays in this collection do a terrific job of demonstrating how one can glean genuine philosophical insights through reflection on sport." -- Aeon J. Skoble, co-editor of Woody Allen and Philosophy: You Mean My Whole Fall



"A remarkably profound and wide-ranging collection. Cerebral fans will love this book." -- Booklist



"[T]he simple American game splayed with ball and net has prompted some deep thinking among its players, coaches, and fans... [and] this remarkably profound and wide-ranging collection of essays exposes readers to some of the best of that thinking." -- Booklist



"An excellent book. It makes me almost believe that philosophers can jump and that guys like Shaq can break down philosophical arguments almost as well as defenses." -- Eric Bronson, editor of Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's



"An engaging entrée into philosophy through basketball, the philosophy of basketball, and philosophical issues particular to basketball. This is fun philosophy!" -- Kelly James Clark, coeditor of Human Nature in Chinese and Western Culture



"Offers a deeper examination about that connection between what we think, deep down, and what we play, straight up." -- Lexington Herald-Leader



"Basketball isn't just about wins and losses, points and turnovers. It's about preparing young athletes for the disappointments and victories that we all experience. Basketball and Philosophy clearly demonstrates that basketball can teach us a lot about life and gives the reader a deeper appreciation of the depth and complexity of this great sport." -- Mike Krzyzewski, Head Basketball Coach, Duke University & USA National Team



""Published by the University Press of Kentucky, Basketball and Philosophy is entertaining and thought provoking. Whether you're a basketball fan or a student of philosophy, you must have an appreciation for a book that contains a chapter entitled, 'Plato and Aristotle on the Role of Soul in Taking the Rock to the Hole.'"" -- Kentucky Monthly

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MDcares on September 22, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
great book. very thought provoking and enjoyable. it consists of several short and powerful essays. tremendous insight from many contributors. if u are interested in the game of basketball and have a cerebral inclintaion u will love this book. i paln to seek out other books like it. u won't be disappointed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Gregory Bassham is Professor of Philosophy at King's College (Pennsylvania). A native of Oklahoma, Bassham received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Oklahoma, and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Among his books are: The Hobbit and Philosophy (2012), Critical Thinking (5th ed. 2013), The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy (2010), Basketball and Philosophy (2007), The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy (2005), The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy (2003), and Original Intent and the Constitution: A Philosophical Study (1991). A long-distance runner, Bassham has twice run the Boston Marathon.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Basketball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Paint (The Philosophy of Popular Culture)
This item: Basketball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Paint (The Philosophy of Popular Culture)
Price: $19.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com