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Basketball and philosophy [electronic resource] : thinking outside the paint / edited by Jerry L. Walls and Gregory Bassham ; with a foreword by Dick Vitale.

Contributor(s): Walls, Jerry L | Bassham, Gregory, 1959-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Philosophy of popular culture: Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xii, 286 p.).ISBN: 9780813172217 (electronic bk.); 0813172217 (electronic bk.); 9780813138145 (electronic bk.); 0813138140 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Basketball -- Philosophy | Basketball -- Rules | Basketball | Sport & Recreation | SPORTS & RECREATION -- BasketballGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Basketball and philosophy.DDC classification: 796.323 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Tip-off : hoops, pop culture, and philosophy -- First quarter : baseline values, enduring lessons -- Building communities one gym at a time : communitarianism and the decline of small-town basketball / Stephen H. Webb -- To hack or not to hack? (the big) Aristotle, excellence, and moral decision-making / Thomas D. Kennedy -- Basketball purists : blind sentimentalists or insightful critics? / R. Scott Kretchmar -- Hardwood dojos : what basketball can teach us about character and success / Gregory Bassham and Mark Hamilton -- What would Machiavelli do? Confronting the strategic cheater in pickup basketball / Regan Lance Reitsma -- Basketball, violence, forgiveness, and healing / Luke Witte -- The breaks of the game : luck and fairness in basketball / Scott A. Davison -- The beauty of the game / Peg Brand and Myles Brand -- Second quarter : prime-time players, coaches, and sages -- The Zen master and the big Aristotle : cultivating a philosopher in the low post / Fritz Allhoff and Anand J. Vaidya -- Wilt versus Russell : excellence on the hardwood / David K. O'Connor -- The wizard versus the general : why Bob Knight is a greater coach than John Wooden / Jerry L. Walls -- Third quarter : shooting from the perimeter -- The dao of hoops / Dirk Dunbar -- Hoop dreams, blacktop realities : basketball's role in the social construction of black manhood / Bernard Jackson Jr. -- She got game : basketball and the perfectly developed woman / Deborah A. Wallace and James M. Wallace -- Fourth quarter : metaphysical madness -- Shooting with confidence / Kevin Kinghorn -- The hot hand in basketball : illusion or reality? / Steven D. Hales -- Philosophers can't jump : reflections on living time and space in basketball / Tim Elcombe -- Playing for the same team again / Matthew H. Slater and Achille C. Varzi -- Plato and Aristotle on the role of soul in taking the rock to the hole / Daniel B. Gallagher -- The basket that never was / Thomas P. Flint -- Hoosiers and the meaning of life / Michael L. Peterson -- The lineup.
Summary: With a Foreword by Dick Vitale 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, P
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Tip-off : hoops, pop culture, and philosophy -- First quarter : baseline values, enduring lessons -- Building communities one gym at a time : communitarianism and the decline of small-town basketball / Stephen H. Webb -- To hack or not to hack? (the big) Aristotle, excellence, and moral decision-making / Thomas D. Kennedy -- Basketball purists : blind sentimentalists or insightful critics? / R. Scott Kretchmar -- Hardwood dojos : what basketball can teach us about character and success / Gregory Bassham and Mark Hamilton -- What would Machiavelli do? Confronting the strategic cheater in pickup basketball / Regan Lance Reitsma -- Basketball, violence, forgiveness, and healing / Luke Witte -- The breaks of the game : luck and fairness in basketball / Scott A. Davison -- The beauty of the game / Peg Brand and Myles Brand -- Second quarter : prime-time players, coaches, and sages -- The Zen master and the big Aristotle : cultivating a philosopher in the low post / Fritz Allhoff and Anand J. Vaidya -- Wilt versus Russell : excellence on the hardwood / David K. O'Connor -- The wizard versus the general : why Bob Knight is a greater coach than John Wooden / Jerry L. Walls -- Third quarter : shooting from the perimeter -- The dao of hoops / Dirk Dunbar -- Hoop dreams, blacktop realities : basketball's role in the social construction of black manhood / Bernard Jackson Jr. -- She got game : basketball and the perfectly developed woman / Deborah A. Wallace and James M. Wallace -- Fourth quarter : metaphysical madness -- Shooting with confidence / Kevin Kinghorn -- The hot hand in basketball : illusion or reality? / Steven D. Hales -- Philosophers can't jump : reflections on living time and space in basketball / Tim Elcombe -- Playing for the same team again / Matthew H. Slater and Achille C. Varzi -- Plato and Aristotle on the role of soul in taking the rock to the hole / Daniel B. Gallagher -- The basket that never was / Thomas P. Flint -- Hoosiers and the meaning of life / Michael L. Peterson -- The lineup.

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With a Foreword by Dick Vitale 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, P

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