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Basketball and Philosophy free pdf What can the film "Hoosiers" teach us about the meaning of life? How can ancient Eastern wisdom traditions, such as Taoism and Zen Buddhism, improve our jump-shots? What can the "Zen Master" (Phil Jackson) and the "Big Aristotle" (Shaquille O'Neal) teach us about sustained excellence and success? Is women's basketball "better" basketball? How, ethically, should one deal with a strategic cheater in pickup basketball? With NBA and NCAA team rosters constantly changing, what does it mean to play for the "same team"? What can coaching legends Dean Smith, Rick Pitino, Pat Summitt, and Mike Krzyzewski teach us about character, achievement, and competition? What makes basketball such a beautiful game to watch and play? In "Basketball and Philosophy", a Dream Team of twenty-six academics trained in philosophy - also diehard hoops fans - proves that basketball is the thinking fan's sport. Whether you play basketball, coach it, or just love to watch it, this book will forever enrich your understanding and appreciation of the game.

About Jerry L. Walls

Jerry L. Walls, professor of philosophy of religion at Asbury Theological Seminary, is the coauthor of C. S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer: Lessons for a New Century from the Most Influential Apologists of Our Time. Gregory Bassham, department chair and professor of philosophy at King's College, is coeditor of several books, including The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy: The Lion, the Witch, and the Worldview and The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy: One Book to Rule Them All.

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Author : Jerry L. Walls
Publisher : The University Press of Kentucky
Data Published : 15 April 2007
ISBN : 0813124352
EAN : 9780813124353
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 312 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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