Friday, November 18, 2011

Philosophy Phriday

It's Philosophy Phriday, so below are two articles from esteemed philosophers. These articles consider the umpire's role, and relationship of his calls, to the great game of baseball. Both articles are actually easy to understand, which a little unusual for these egg-heads philosophers. In all seriousness, both articles are well-written and thought-provoking.

Now if I could just remember whether an ejection is an a priori or a posteriori event. . .

Nobody's Perfect, by Alva Noë, professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley

Taking Umpiring Seriously: How Philosophy Can Help Umpires Make the Right Calls, by J.S. Russell, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Langara College and the Editor of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport.

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